|The fact that this garden shed is strongly tethered to the ground gives a good indication of the prevailing weather - windy!|
|The fact that this stone wall is completely covered in lichen gives a good indication of the air quality - pure!|
|A multi-layered midden on the seashore close to the kirk. Exposed and gradually being lost to erosion. And this is a good example of a problem the smaller islands have - unique archaeology and few resources for excavation and conservation.|
|The island service station - make a note of what you take in an exercise book and settle up at the end of the month.|
|A rather handsome cockerel - he really fancied himself this one and enjoyed strutting around for all to admire his fine plumage. A bit like me.|
Another rare plant we came across was the Autumn Gentian (Gentianella amarelle). It hadn't quite come into bloom but it was worth taking a photograph of for its rarity.
|Continuing my series of slightly out-of-focus bird photographs, here's one of a Black Guillemot with a butterfish lunch. Not many of these cliff nesters around at this time of year so it was a treat to see one.|
|All that and just 10 minutes for check-in - and even this is not really necessary.|