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Day 1 - To the end of Loch Nevis
Day 2 - Back to the mouth of Loch Nevis
Day 3 - Heading south
Day 4 - Return to start

Departing late afternoon.


GPS track on: Open Maps


Day 1 - To the end of Loch Nevis

GPS track on: Open Maps

The forecast was bad for Thursday night and through Friday, so we headed up Loch Nevis to seek shelter. Passing Mallaig.





The Whale boat at the Highland Outdoor Centre.



Tarbert - route to Loch Morar.


Through the narrows to the last section.


The bothy at the end of Loch Nevis was packed so we set camp over the other side of the valley.


But it wasn't clear just how high the tide would reach.


Close monitoring and ready too evacuate, it stopped less than a foot below the level of our tents.

Day 2 - Back to the mouth of Loch Nevis

GPS track on: Open Maps

The day began wet and windy but by late morning it had eased. There were several large scale fish farms. We saw an Eagle and Otters in the area.



Looking over to Inverie.


The Madonna of Knoydart would watch over us that night.


The only realistic pitch was on a windy ridge between beaches.

Day 3 - Heading south

GPS track on: Open Maps

The Madonna waved goodbye, the weather was much improved.


Some large goats were clambering on the rocks.


Lion's mane jellyfish were abundant.


We came across some seabirds flying superbly just above the water.


A raft of Manx Shearwaters, we stopped and they didn't seem to mind our presence. Occasionally they would set off to fly a circuit then return; it was a timeless moment.



Rum looked majestic.


After paddling due south we reached the Arisaig skerries.


Eigg and Rum.



Looking for a lunch spot with some shelter from the westerly wind.






Maerl amongst the shells ?


Dropping south out of the skerries and rounding the headland it was time to find a camping spot.


Not long after landing a group of kayakers arrived but there was plenty of room on the main beach for them.



A superb evening.


Day 4 - Return to start

GPS track on: Open Maps

In the morning the locals came to see who was trespassing on their patch.


They were more interested in the group than us.


We decided there was time enough for a visit to the Borrowdale islands in the sound of Arisaig. Heading back into a variable westerly wind, it provided some lumpy conditions rounding the headland. Then into calmer waters and back to the Arisaig skerries for lunch.





Back to civilisation on an official campsite, the cirrus heralded another weather system approaching.


On the site, the tent camping was strategically positioned next to the maximum density of midges.


But it was a nice evening nevertheless !


Thanks to Chris for the company and expedition mentoring !

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