This is why Ullapool in the Highlands of Scotland calls me back time and time again despite an eleven hour drive. I am here for a long week with the dearly beloved and my brother and his lady.
I had to check out Achmelvic beach first to make sure nothing had changed - it hadn't.
The light here was so powerful on Sunday that the sea and lochs took on an electric blue shade that was almost unbelievable. Brilliant sunshine and freezing temperatures means we have our fingers crossed for a glimpse of the Northern Lights.