The local orchids must feel that they are being persecuted. Those that grow too close to the edge of the road are guillotined by Hughie's strimmer, this one, close to the corner of Pier Road, having survived his last attack by a miracle.
This beauty, a little further down the road and opposite Church Cottage, has had the good sense to grow just over a metre from the tarmac, a metre being the extent of Hughie's contract with Highland Council.
This one has sought shelter amongst the boats parked by the Kilchoan slipway.
All of these are probably northern marsh orchids. Their relatives which are usually to be found in the area immediately to the south of the CalMac pier have either opted not to appear at all this year, or have been eaten by the local sheep.