A morning stroll towards the Point of Sleat was a joy in so many way.
The sun is gradually lifting the early morning sea fret and the mountains over at Morar are now in view. Looks like it might be a loverly Easter day.
For over 62 years the three commandos, sculpted by Scott Sutherland, have looked across to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor from they raised position just North of Spean Bridge.
A long journey South to North with Sally Traffic announcing the typical litany of road congestion – “M3 junctions 2 to 4, M6 junctions 12 – 19, M62 closed between 5 & 6″ etc etc. Fortunately that was all behind but after Rannoch Moor I had a hold up of my own.
The Sleat peninsula is formed of some of the oldest rock in Europe. Outcrops of Lewisian gneiss, Torridonian sandstone and Moine sediments are to be found with the oldest over 2500 million years old. And throughout that time they have been subjected to the constant erosion forces of water. A gentle stroll along the foreshore with a low sun making the day feel very spring like was accompanied by the background symphony of the waters of the Sound of Sleat beating up against the rock of the peninsula. Where they met the plume of spray from breaking waves was lit by sunshine for that split second before the water retreated ready for another wave to flow in.