Friday, 27 November 2009

Point of Sleat Walk

The walk took us about 3.5 hours, including a play with the dog for a while at the beach! It starts along a track from Aird of Sleat, which gives good views to Eigg and then Rum. There were also great views of the mainland, including Mallaig and the Ardnamurchan peninsular.



Eventually, you turn left off the track at the signpost directing you to the Point of Sleat. This part of the walk was extremely boggy in places, but the views were outstanding. We couldn't have had a better day, maybe a bit more sun, but even the Cuillins were cloud-free!


The beach at Camas Daraich


The Cuillins


Rum


Sheep at Point of Sleat, Rum in the background


View to the mainland


After we stopped for lunch by the lighthouse at the Point of Sleat, we took a detour down to the white sandy beach at Camas Daraich, the water turquoise even with no sunshine. I saw a seal popping its head up a couple of times.



The seal - I had the camera on the wrong settings as I had been playing around with them and the seal appeared so quickly I panicked and forgot to put the settings back, so it didn't come as clear as it could have.


You can see the full walking route on the Walk Highlands website.


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