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: