Before we headed to the ferry terminal, LM and I checked the birthday cards in the stranger’s flat. They were all for someone called Ramsey – most likely the BBC Alba presenter Ramsey MacMahon, who I had just seen in the street. How exciting: I was one of his biggest fans!
We saw Ramsey in person just before we boarded the ferry. Like us, he was heading to the islands for a holiday. As we queued to board the boat, we were all well entertained by a small whale that was weaving its ways in and out of the struts of the pier.