In this and other locations I had to whip the camera level so as to minimise the raindrops spattering the lens - this being shot straight into a southwesterly gale. It rained - I mean really rained, heavily - for more than 15 hours from Wednesday into Thursday, then drizzled and showered on for much of the rest of the day. The wind was so strong I could hardly stand up.
It was frustrating to be in some of the best scenery the British Isles have to offer and not actually see any of it above about 1,000ft because of the low clouds - and that's a severe limitation in this landscape. But it was also ... characterful. And maybe more typical than those lovely postcard shots. As the woman in the Jac-o-bite Restaurant at Ault A Chruinn, Kyle of Lochalsh, informed a holidaying family: "Oh, you should have been here last week. It only rained once. It began on Monday and ended on Saturday."
Anyway much more to follow about this week.