Well the wind briefly subsided, the skies cleared and the Point of Sleat had a dusting of snow. Nothing compared to the heavy snow falls of the mainland but enough to show the texture of the landscape. Looking across to Eigg the low winter sun illuminated her south eastern flank. Whilst the base of the northern sea cliffs had also received their own thin covering of snow giving a very different feel to the island across the Sound. It was a fleeting view as soon the clouds were to build again and as the wind backed to a Nor’ Westerly further scurries of snow frequently swept across the headland and the Sound of Sleat taking all views of Eigg away with them. But sometimes it is the rarest sights that we treasure the most.
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