After an enjoyable morning stroll ashore we headed down to Loch Nevis. We tried a few likely spots for fishing but only had limited success. I fear we have been spoiled forever by the Faroese fishing! Another fine evening and we found ourselves in Tarbet and directed onto excellent free moorings provided very kindly by the estate owner.
Tarbet Loch Nevis
An early start to Mallaig as we had to be there so Joe could collect his railway ticket for Wednesday morning. Mallaig has its new marina facility and provides excellent pontoons moorings with a very helpful marina manager. Not cheap of course but a handy place to change crews or leave the boat for a while. Joe headed off on the early train and I prepared for my fire service colleagues to arrive on the 21st.
Bob Jim and Graeme
Arrive they did and we headed off to Inverie for tea in the “Old Forge”. A busy little place but handy for a first night. After a bit of rain at night we headed north and ended up again at Ardban for 2 nights. A walk of 8 miles round trip for lunch at the famous “Applecross Inn” and showers at the campsite was most enjoyed by some and endured by others.
A short sail next day to Plockton was very relaxing. I had not been there for years and found it very nice but perhaps just a bit too perfect. Good moorings though and a good shower and a pint at the Plockton Hotel.
A forecast of settled weather for a few days meant a motor south in glorious sunshine and round to Loch Scavaig on Skye.
The crew go mad in the midday sun!