Although there are two high tides each day in the bays of Plockton, when the moon is new or full the water level is much higher. This full bowl of water gives wonderful reflections, and I caught this in the early evening on the eve of Junes full moon. Sometimes called the flower moon or the hay moon, although it’s light is visible for only a few hours of the summers short nights, it still exerts it’s influence on the sea.
Filling the bay so full that the grass and flowers at the edge of the water become submerged, and without a breath of a breeze, the liquid reflections are almost perfect. The landscape is painted for a second time on the sea, and in the soft evening light peace settles over the bay.
You can see that the causeway has vanished into the water, and the only way over to Rhu is around the long way. When I was a girl, you would find the highland cows down at the sea on an evening like this. They would wade into the water to cool down, and gaze around content with their lot. There were also wild geese who would chase you along the shore, but all the animals are now safely tucked away behind fences and gates.
I think Plockton looks at its prettiest when the tide is high and the moon is full, and the reflections are still and clear.