After lunch at Caberfeidh Restaurant, we drove on for some time amidst the misty highlands with our awesome guide Ross, narrating interesting stories about the history of Scotland. In a while, we took a break near a Loch and clicked some pictures.
The next stop was the Achmelvich Beach. This little beach is located in Assynt, a less-explored region of Sutherland. And on the beach we found a lone kite-flyer enjoying the sport.
Apart from us, there were only the kite flyer and another couple. The woman was in a wheelchair. I witnessed the man help the woman out of the wheelchair and into the water. And then as if by magic, the woman started swimming around as if all her physical illnesses had been healed by magic. After swimming for a while, the man helped the woman back into her wheelchair. The sight was touching enough to make my eyes tear up.
This was most of our group. Our guide Ross was glad that the colour of the sea had improved. Apparently, when he had driven the batch previous to ours to this beach, the colour of the sea was grey even though it is usually green. He had immediately called the concerned authority up and informed them of the change. I was amazed at his sense of responsibility and sensitivity towards the environment. Wish we had more people like him in the world.
Anemone growing on the rocks on the beach. There were several snails around as well. And I found some nice looking shells too. They were too brittle to carry home though.
One side of the beach was lined with beautiful rocks. I climbed through them and isolated myself from the group for some time. I just wanted to experience the beach alone. But it ended up making me feel terribly lonely. Sea often does that to me. But I love it nevertheless.
I ran back and soon joined my group mates, some of whom had also climbed the rocks. The stop was short so we immediately had to head back to the bus. Bus it was a memorable stop nevertheless.