The first picnic of the year.

The moon was dropping into the clouds over the Isle of Coll, as I got back from the school run.

Moonset-Treshnish-seaview

We needed to go to the Ross of Mull today. It was not fantastically sunny or anything, the sky was not blue – but it was incredibly beautiful none the less.

Gribun-Mull

The sea was mirror calm. The air was still. The roads were empty.

Mull-seaview

You could see for miles along Loch Na Keal, as far as Iona with the Treshnish Isles laid along the horizon towards Treshnish like crumpled ribbons.

Uisken-beach-Mull

The beach (at Uisken) was deserted until a fisherman appeared in his bright yellow wellies. We had our first picnic of the year, and walked on the beach there for the first time in years.

Uisken-Mull

It was a wonderful day.