I sailed up the "Inner Sound" (east of Raasay) last year and the AUTEC submarine / underwater weapons systems range along there was likely to be active so I decided to take the slightly longer route south west of Rona and Raasay.
|Early morning in Loch Shieldaig.
|Leaving in a dead calm with the wake (some created by the
dinghy I was towing) reaching to each side of the Loch.
|Approaching the outer Loch.
|Moving into the outer loch, the shore is very steep too, here
I was in 134 metres of water (just visible on the instrument on
the right) and that continues to well less than 100 yards of the shore.
|The water around Raasay and Rona is incredibly deep close to
shore, just north of Rona my echo sounder could not find the
bottom which the chart says is 265 metres down.
|Approaching Rona moving from 250 metres of water to 50 or so.
|Beating down the Sound of Rassay.
|Churchton Bay, Raasay. Raasay House on the left.
|The Isle of Skye from the anchorage.
Slide show of all my pictures from Shieldaig to Raasay, 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: