School is out, the sun is shining, and Cromarty shifts into 'Summer' mode. Visitors disembark on the Links along with dogs, picnic chairs, footballs, buckets and spades — ready to enjoy an afternoon at the beach.
At the bowling green, the evening competition between Cromarty and Dingwall bowling clubs progresses at its customary, sedate pace. Cromarty won!
As day draws to a close, the 650 passengers on the Costa Marina sail through the Sutors and out of the Cromaty Firth — relaxing after excursions to Dunrobin and Cawdor castles, Loch Ness and Glenmoragie Distillery.