Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dark skies over Ardnamurchan

We crossed the Sound of Coll slowly but steadily. At last, the tower of Ardnamurchan lighthouse could be made out against the background of the hills and mountains behind. Above the land, dark clouds began to tower into the sky.

Ben Hiant (528m) is the distant hill to the left while the ridge to the right rises to Beinn na Seilg (344m)

As we approached the lighthouse the tidal current increased and our transit between the lighthouse...

...and the hills behind was soon lost. It did not really matter as we were aiming for the next headland to the north. We were nearly home!