Well, the last post gave a hint at what the skies looked like as we hiked up Beinn Dampf, and the previous one showed Shaun checking the location on the map. We were assured we would have views to the sea from this peak, but it did not look like views were in store for that day. But on we hiked till we reached a "bench" before the final 800 feet or so--if Shaun was reading the map correctly.
That's where I decided I would not claim the peak, and where Shaun estimated how long the rest of the party would be, found us a safe spot to wait, and gave us the emergency shelter in case of rain.
The view was pretty sparse, and then the rain did come.
You will find other views of the world's skies at the SkyWatch site. Thanks to those who make it possible.