Monday, August 30, 2010

No otters at Otter Ferry, Loch Fyne!

David, Phil and I arrived at Otter Ferry which is about half way up Loch Fyne, one of Scotland's longest sea Lochs at the head of the Firth of Clyde. There is an excellent pub here just by the sea shore.

We were welcomed by the pipping of the resident oyster catchers at the end of the old pier.

Otter does not refer to the furry mammal but to "oitir" a long spit of shingle that extends for a long way across the loch just under the water.

Leaving one car at Otter Ferry we drove up to St Catherine's jetty near the head of the loch to launch. The sharp witted reader will have already sussed our route in this long narrow loch!


  1. As usual I am looking forward to all your pictures, especially now I got myself a boat! A beautiful orange HM, in which I will be doing pool training this winter and hopefully Skyak next year! I've been to Loch Fyne twice though, once enroute to Islay for a Jazz festival (and of course the distilleries) and once to the Castle also for a music festival, 3 years ago.

  2. We camped there 50 years ago and thought it was the otters who stole our fish hidden in a pot under the car! We live and learn!!

  3. This "oitir" had me pooking around. ;)

    "(An Oitir means gravel bank in Gaelic)"

    Live and learn....

  4. Onno, the HM is very closely related to my Nordkapp LV. I hope you enjoy it.

    Thank you Meg and Steen.