It was a close call on the weather with rough water often occurring at Stoerhead and strong (Force 6) winds forecasted early on moderating to F4 -5. But the winds were from the east or southeast so calm seas with the offshore
wind and comfortably off the wind for most of the way so off I set, again with
an early, 04:40, start.
Things changed quite quickly as I rounded the headland with quite
a big sea coming from the north, left over from very strong winds
a day or two earlier to the north east. On top of that were waves coming out of the lochs from what was now an
easterly force 5 making for a very nasty sea. Not being far from my planned destination
I switched to the engine and had a very uncomfortable ride as I past Oldany Island.
|The "Old Man of Stoer" near Stoerhead|
|Looking north down Loch Nedd.|
Slide show all of my pictures from Loch Ewe to Loch Nedd. Page through by clicking the arrows or click in the centre of the pic to view from Flickr in a new window or full screen: