Today, I took advantage of some gloriously sunny but cold weather to pay a visit to the RSPB reserve at Loch na Muilne, just north of Arnol. There were no birds at the loch, as it was frozen. The only living things moving at the village were starlings, geese, sheep, cats, farm fowl and kids. Arnol is famous for its restored blackhouse, but there are literally dozens of abandoned and ruined blackhouses dotted along the village street. Anyone missing a red safe?