Photo by @JimRichardsonNG | Scottish islands are often otherworldly, and so it was on this day on the Isle of Muck, looking over to Rum. The horses were kind to me, sometimes friendly to a fault, other times wandering off across the beach (Kelpies going back to the sea?). Muck had 39 people when I was there, holding its own in an improbable world. Like all remote rural communities, they struggle to keep services and attract young people (particularly if they have children to fill the school). They’ve augmented their power supply with a wind generator. It looks to me like they now have five ferries a week in summer. If bad weather cancels the ferry, you’ll be stuck there another couple of days eating island lobster. Can’t take your car but the only road is just one mile long, so that’s not a big problem. @natgeotravel #scotland #hebrides #island @natgeoimagecollecion Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures.