Sunday. The day got off to a leisurely start as we were in no hurry to go anywhere after the epic drive yesterday and it's very easy to relax here and there's no sense of haste or any need to be anywhere. It's quite a change for us to be content with being inactive but it's no hardship just to sit and look out of the huge windows at the view of Eigg and the boats in the bay.
We discovered that Sunday in Arisaig is a quiet affair, in fact we didn't see anyone surface until around midday; people strolling down to the local shop for a paper or walking the dog, and a smattering of in-comers calling at the Cafe Rhu. By this time we had already been on our first walk - a gentle perambulation down the Rhu Road and back. We were intending on doing one of the local walks but initially missed the first turn-off and when we tried to complete the walk in reverse order it became too confusing so, after a couple of detours and false trails, we just walked back along the same stretch of road and into the village. By the time we got back home we had walked a modest but enjoyable 4.6 km.
The rest of the day was spent doing absolutely nothing. A lazy Sunday indeed. I caught up with my blog posts which had fallen behind while we were without internet during our week on Skye and in-between watched bad TV and ate too much!
Late in the afternoon we saw the signs of the makings of a wonderful sunset over Loch nan Ceall and over the next couple of hours took many photos as the sun slowly set, ending in a blaze of pinks and orange that was spectacular to behold. I love sunsets and I'm happy to say that I succeeded in getting quite a few excellent photos.
Having captured the sunset we took a few carrots out to the ponies in the neighbouring field although only the mare, Winnie, came to grab the treats; the stallion watched us from a distance and missed out.
After dinner we just settled down on the comfortable sofas with our laptops and watched TV, finally calling it a day around 11.15pm.