Well our first July over and only 1 more week till all our wee highland school children are back in the classroom. The weather for most of the highland school holidays has been amazing, it seems to have cooled a little the last week or so but nothing that has prevented lots of fun to still take place. When you bare in mind that its our climate that makes our landscape so wild and green and beautiful, then who cares if its a wee bit rainy, bring the waterproofs and wellie boots.
At the chalets we have been very busy and delighted with our first full month in our very first year in the chalets. All our guests have been so lovely and all have had a fantastic time with words of praise for the chalets which is so encouraging after our winter of renovations.
We have had mountain bikers, mountain climbers, sightseers, beach lovers, bird watchers, all kinds of people all visiting for so many reasons. Some guests have been to these parts many many times and others for the first time and vow it will not be the last. Such is the beauty of Assynt that it has something for everyone and nobody leaves free of its grip on their heart.
Loch an aigeil, the loch in front of the chalet has to be our main focal point for everyone when they are at the chalets, with its many different water fowl constantly around, including our 2 geese families, one a family of 5 and one of 11 who have entertained and enthralled most of our guests through the whole year so far, showing so much love, devotion and care by both parents in their full time joint parenting roles. The youngsters now getting harder to identify from the parents especially now that their beaks are beginning to turning orange like mum and dads.
The Otter has been spotted several times, once in the reeds right in front of the chalets, I am, sadly, yet to spot him but still have plenty time. The weasels have been giving many guests great entertainment with their cheeky playful ness and scampering about and at the moment we have some young toads seeking shelter. Sadly unlike its name the common toad is not as common as it once was so its good to see some young ones about.