A few hundred yards down the road from Tarbat lies Portmahomack, one of the prettiest little villages I have seen. It is a small population, a sleepy village but with warm- hearted and sociable residents. We often go down, to walk on the beach late into the ‘white nights’ of summer, when the sun barely sets or throughout the year with a flask of tea to just enjoy life to the full and watch the little crab and lobster boats pulling in their creels. Here are a few of my photographs of it, taken at differing times. There is a fabulous lobster restaurant, little community cafe, village shop, pubs, church, numerous groups to join and dances and film shows… and children paddling their canoes in the sea, dogs splashing in and out of the water…unstressed people with the sun on their faces living life to the max. A real community. In the pictures below, the elephants are painted on someone’s garage door.