We've been away for a very pleasant long weekend in Inverness where we were particularly impressed with the food in the two restaurants we patronised, but it was good to be welcomed as we returned along the road above Camas nan Geall by this magnificent sea eagle wheeling high above.
We're always told that we haven't missed much during any absence but, as usual, it takes a couple of days before one starts to discover the news.
The weather's a bit grey but not too thick to hide the parade of ships that pass us. This is the Nordnes outward bound from the super-quarry at Glensanda. The AIS/MT site gives her destination as Edradour, a place I had never heard of but which sounds suitably foreign - only for Google to tell me that it's a distillery near Pitlochry. I can't imagine what they want with some 20,000 tonnes of aggregate, nor how the Nordnes is going to navigate the Tay.