Our first thought was to head to the Ben Lawers car-park, but weather forecasts and the Ben More webcam suggested there might still be too much valley fog around. Eventually we headed up the A9 to park up at the ski car-park on Cairngorm. The night was clear and the sky was beautiful. A shooting star flared above the horizon to the north... but no aurora. We went off to sleep with the window blind at the head of the bed down. Despite various sleepy lookouts during the night, there were no Northern Lights.
We were a bit tired and dozy in the morning, but the weather was fabulous: blue sky from horizon to horizon. We had no particular plan, but decided to head up onto the plateau and see what happened.
Some time later, we arrived at the second highest point in Britain, the summit of Ben Macdui.
At least we have another excuse to head off aurora-hunting.