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Loch Eport is a magnificent sea loch on the east side of North Uist, 57 33′N 07 10′W, where Back Pages columnists retire to contemplate at midsummer. The hill to the south is Heaval, the highest point on the island, nomenclature routinely Viking. For one member of the crew the name of the loch kept morphing into Eportfolio, for which some members of RCGP UK Council bear a direct responsibility and they should be ashamed. Note exquisite pink wildflowers in the foreground, on the salty foreshore. What are they? Where is Richard Lehman when you need him? As we left at 0520 on a June morning, through the narrow but deep entrance channel, two eagles soared above us. It really doesn't get any better!