Thanks for posting your trip report Provided a great deal of inspiration. And I’ll definitely be picking waterproofs after looking at those photosVery very envious. That crossing (we crossed from Ullapool to Stornoway) is one of the best memories we have from our birding trips. G also cracked the hood on his 500mm bumping it on the railing as it was pretty rough, but he was still grinning when we landed in Stornoway. And the cracked (and patched up with duct tape) hood remained as a souvenir of that memorable trip. Have fun!