Thursday, November 25, 2010

A very modest Ben, above Loch Eil.

At first we made rapid progress down Loch Eil.

Every so often the sun would break through the grey blanket of cloud...

...that hugged the Lochaber landscape.

We were averaging about 7-8km/hr...

...with the help of the ebb tide.

Our bows cut through the calm water but all too soon...

...we drifted to a stop. The scenery  just grabbed our attention.

Stop/start was to be the order of the day... photo opportunities kept appearing out of the clouds. However, Ben Nevis (our target of the day) was proving to be very elusive with the summit hiding behind a thick veil of cloud. A 900m cloud ceiling would reveal many Scottish mountains but not Ben Nevis, which is 1343m high.