Sunrise over the Sound is now just before a quarter to eight, with light in the sky from about six onwards, while in the evenings it's still light at six - and what a difference the extended daylight makes to one's general sense of wellbeing. Even better, we've enjoyed two beautiful Highland days, with the temperature at midday soaring to 12C. However, the clear skies have brought a ground frost during the night, last night's sufficiently sharp that it was necessary to break the ice so the birds could have their bath this morning.
Just visible to the right of the reflected sunlight in this picture is Cal Mac's Loch Linnhe on the 7.20am service from Tobermory. Our normal ferry at this time of year is the smaller and more seaworthy Raasay, which reappeared for the one o'clock service.