It was a beautiful morning but with a chill and increasingly strong northerly wind. Eight cars drove off the ferry, and three on, along with some foot passengers. The ferry has been busy - up 300% on last year during March, in part due to the early Easter - but it's quieter now.
It's a reflection of our times that a fully armed marine has to stand guard on a minesweeper during a visit to a peaceful place like Tobermory - but perhaps the Navy knew that the Mull Music Festival is on, attended by a contingent from Kilchoan.
The visitors should be here to enjoy the glorious blue skies of April on Ardnamurchan.
Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for the mackerel picture.