We really have had an amazing summer up here in the western highlands.  Last week we were still having temperatures in the low to mid 20's and walks were kept short and close to water so that we could all dip our toes in for some cooling relief:

Today we took a longer stroll through the hills, enjoying the smell of the heather but not enjoying the persistent midge which made us resort to Avon Skin So Soft - sadly in my case a bit too late to avoid the inevitable bites around my face.

The heather is still glorious, but there were other things to see too, such as this wee chap - his colouring is wonderful!

While I was taking my time over his photograph, the rest of the Sunday Walks party were enjoying the view over Lexie's Loch and the heather clad hills to the iconic Assynt  hills beyond: