A pre solstice walk

This morning the Studio guests left, in the dark, rushing for the ferry, along with lots of Mull families hoping to get away for Christmas early in case the ferries were disrupted again by more wild weather! I had been worrying about whether they were enjoying their winter break or not, as the weather had not been very settled during their 2 week stay. However C assured me yesterday when we said goodbye that they had loved it, even in the bad weather, and when they came next time they would like to stay at Haunn!

Winter stormy sea

I walked the dog to Calgary this afternoon. I had not realised quite how windy it was, and with the wind behind me, I was nearly blown off my feet at times. A wild and wet walk felt like a good way to celebrate nearly being the shortest day. The tides are really big at the moment and huge waves with spindrift were breaking on the rocks half way along the bay. Half way we found some shelter from the storm, but there was no way I could have walked back into the wind, it was just too strong. Finally I met up with Farmer and got a lift home.

This is a photograph of Shian and Duill taken last winter, as the sun was setting.

Shian and Duill

This is my first blog and as I am sitting by the fire, with a solstice storm blowing outside, I thought I would keep it short and just wish you a happy solstice for tomorrow.