Predictions are that scotland is going to experience warmer summers in the coming decades, with higher temperatures than normal becoming the norm. over the past 49 years I can remember one or two heat waves and several short lived hot spells, and it is those memories that keep you hanging on in the hope that you'll experience it again! When you have scorching hot sun, flat calm crystal clear, mirror like water. The sea birds can spot the fish shoals so much easier and the air is filled with the sound of gulls & terns diving on fish. If you sit on the shore you can hear the exhale, inhale of porpoise as they breifly break the surface,leaving behind ripples as the only evidence of their non stop life. In the scorching sun the midges are often kept at bay but the horse flies aren't! Sometimes occassionally and rarely we get a taste of winter sun in February, so ever optimistic I sit here shorts and T shirt at the ready, waiting and hoping !