Weather and otters and things

We've had to endure some fairly hairy weather days of late. Not entirely unexpected by those who have worked out the correlation between (September) equinoctal tides and northern Atlantic atmospheric conditions. But even allowing for the end of schools holidays in Scotland and then England the camping / caravan sites have, in short order gone from full to bursting down to thin on the ground. Yesterday I got out of the car and my baseball cap went flying in a most specacular fashion over the top of a telegraph pole and was last seen hundreds of metres away, caught up in the tangle.

In spite of all, Dee recorded good sales at yesterday's Poolewe market. The folk who visit in September are generally grandparents rather than parents or children. Not only do they seem more philosophical about the weather but they actually do have more pennies to spend. Moreover they are happy to be here for a little peace and quiet, should shelter from the storm (and the storms of life) be classified thus.

Today we're off on another sales expedition to Shieldaig and Lochcarron, and probably Plockton, if we have time, before joining up with our friends this evening at the Ledgowan Hotel, Achnasheen. We're looking forward to sharing with them a light supper before listening to a presentation by experts from Skye on the native otter. Talking of otters, last week the local press was full of pictures taken by a lady walking her dog on the Moray coast. The photos showed a white (albino?) otter up on the rocks eating a large fish.

Great. So you see it's not all work and no play for a micro business up in Wester-Ross.

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