At last a window long enough to get somewhere meaningful, I needed to be at the north end of the Kyle Rhea with a favourable tide, there is no point in trying to battle a tide that runs faster than the boat will go even at Neaps, and it easies to go through just after the tide turns rather than go through the big eddies and over-falls that are at their strongest during the mid hours of the tide. The optimal time was 14:00 and it would take 2 - 4 hours to get there, rather than hang around all morning and then have an adverse tide through the narrows under Skye Bridge, I decided to leave early and explore the eastern end of Loch Elsh and the lower end of Loch Duich where there is a well know beauty spot and En Donnan Castle.
I did however wait for the rain to stop and was away at 07:15.
|About to leave the Plockton anchorage.|
|The rain eased as I got to Sky Bridge, my third time under the|
bridge and this could have been taken on any of them, it
would be nice to see it in the sun.
|The northern entrance to Kyle Rhea as the weather cleared, I had |
anchored just off the right of the picture behind some rocks marked
by the pillar.
|Leaving the Kyle into the Sound of Sleat, a ship collecting fish|
coming up behind.
|Looking south from the Armadale anchorage.|
|Plockton to Armadale.|