Met the little boat at 10am and went on a trip to Staffa. It's an island made of columner basalt and is about 59million years old.
It was a strange morning as the clouds were low on the mountains and the sky, sea and mountains all merged into a similar oneness of blue! The sea was so calm. On the way we saw porpoise, basking sharks, seals, gillimots, cormorants and shags.
We arrived at the island and walked along the columner basalt to Fingals cave. I love visiting the cave. When I was about 8 years old, in school we listened to Mendelsonns Hebridean overture and the teacher taught us about how he made all the instruments sound like the waves crashing inside the cave. I decided during that lesson that one day I would visit fingles cave and see if it really sounded like his music. I have now been many times but I never tire of seeing it - it is one of my very special places.
Then we went up the steep steps onto the top of the island and walked across to the far hill. I was desperate to see the puffins! I sat quietly for a while and was rewarded with a puffin coming into his burrow very near to where I was sat. The rest of the time I was there they circled around me but the seagulls were chasing them away so they weren't landing on the hillside. I got a couple of good photographs of them though.
When we arrived back at ffionphort we went to the pub for a while as the sun came out and the rest of the day has been very warm. we came back and rested and read, walked to the phone box and phoned my mom and Steve and we are now watching our first clear beautiful sunset since we got here.
Tomorrow we go across to Iona which is about a 5 min walk to the ferry from our b&b and a 10 min crossing! The hostel is a mile from the village - right on the north of the island!