Day 222: Tarbert to Coille Rubha Dhuibh – Arran & Kintyre

Argyllshire - South, Scotland

East Loch Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Spruce, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Misty ridges above Tarbert, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Green way, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Barmore Island, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Loch Fyne in rain from the Kintyre Way, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Plantation by Loch Fyne, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

From Skipness castle, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Kilbrannan Sound I, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Arran from Skipness castle, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Kilbrannan Sound II, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Tombstone, Kilbrannan Chapel, Skipness, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Kilbrannan Sound III, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Cottage, Skipness, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Arran under cloud, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Skipness Bay, Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Arran from Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland.

Date of walk: 11/7/2018

Soaked through but happy to be in the Kintyre peninsula and away from busy road walking.

The first couple of hours in a downpour are a honeymoon period for waterproof clothing when they actually work. After a few hours I find you end up soaked no matter what you wear. On days like this remaining warm and dry over hours of heavy rainfall is impossible so I aim to remain warmish and damp through movement and layering.

Taking a break from the incessant rain under roots of storm felled trees.

Some lovely person has placed a row of shells along the top of this wall

The rain has stopped and this looks a perfect pace to make my home tonight.

Campfire with a view down the Kintyre peninsula and Arran on the left.

Drying out wet socks and shoes.

How we backpackers signal our availability.

The eight titanium skewer tent pegs that have reliably secured my tent to the ground for hundreds of nights out.

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2 thoughts on “Day 222: Tarbert to Coille Rubha Dhuibh – Arran & Kintyre”

  1. Winifred Wilson says:

    Hope Arran reappeared by morning. When living on the Ayrshire coast my brother used to tell his kids ‘ Arran’s sailed away ‘. Next day it would be so clear you could see the houses. Great area in any weather

    • It did indeed and what a great phrase your brother used. The Island has been a companion for months since first seeing it on the Ayrshire coast. I shall miss its changing moods and dramatic outline.

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