The sun is up over the horizon by four in the morning and sets a little before midnight. Sophie, finally, seems to have come to terms with living in a land of permanent light. Today, she sleeps in until five twenty at which point she emits a single, concrete shredding, yelp. This is my cue to get up and enjoy the glorious morning with her.
Flocks of Jackdaws and Magpies greet us as we head along the track down to the sea. Three sparrows stop on the stone wall and chat away as if we're long lost friends. On the rocks the eiders are too busy hunting for barnacles to pay any attention to Sophie or her companion. Overnight the badger has returned to munch on the alpine plants.