According to the dictionary the definition of ‘high summer’ is the hottest part of the summer. This year ‘high summer’ in Scotland could be defined as high winds and high tides. With weather more reminiscent of October it has been cold and damp with occasional sunny days. However, with winds being predominantly from the north or north west it has felt cold. In the early hours of the morning (4th August) the wind was gusting close to 50mph. Although the wind has abated somewhat, it is not calm, as the sea bears witness.
Thankfully the ferry does not arrive unto 18:35 and hopefully sea conditions will have improved by then.