Day 269: Arisaig to Mallaig – The Silver Sands of Morar

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Inverness-shire - North, Scotland

Date of walk: 3/3/19

Path/stream from Arisaig, Lochaber, Scotland.

Path/stream from Arisaig, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Loch nan Ceall through the trees, Arisaig, Lochaber, Scotland.

Loch nan Ceall through the trees, Arisaig, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

House with creels, Back of Keppoch, Lochaber, Scotland.

House with creels, Back of Keppoch, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Pelt, Back of Keppoch, Lochaber, Scotland.

Pelt, Back of Keppoch, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Camas an Daraich (looking north), Lochaber, Scotland.

Camas an Daraich (looking north), Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Camas an Daraich (looking south), Lochaber, Scotland.

Camas an Daraich (looking south), Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Gate from Camas an Daraich, Lochaber, Scotland.

Gate from Camas an Daraich, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Camusdarach Beach, or Ben's Beach in the film Local Hero, Lochab

Camusdarach Beach, or Ben’s Beach in the film Local Hero, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Bridge over the River Morar, Lochaber, Scotland.

Bridge over the River Morar, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

From the bridge across the River Morar I, Lochaber, Scotland.

From the bridge across the River Morar I, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

Cliff stabilisation above the road to Mallaig, Morar, Lochaber,

Cliff stabilisation above the road to Mallaig, Morar, Lochaber, Scotland.

 

From the bridge across the River Morar II, Lochaber, Scotland

From the bridge across the River Morar II, Lochaber, Scotland

Adventurer Tom McClean, Holding a photo of his record-breaking row across the Atlantic Ocean in 1969, at his home in Morar. He'd just advised me of the best route on foot to reach his adventure centre at Ardintigh, where I'm aiming for the following night.

Adventurer Tom McClean, Holding a photo of his record-breaking row across the Atlantic Ocean in 1969, at his home in Morar. He’d just advised me of the best route on foot to reach his adventure centre at Ardintigh, where I’m aiming for the following night.

 

Wet and late into Mallaig, the last road I'll see for a while be

Wet and late into Mallaig, the last road I’ll see for a while before a mostly pathless week around Knoydart.

 

Dry boots for the first time in a long while.

Dry boots for the first time in a long while.

 

Still from the Local Hero, the 1983 film by  Bill Forsyth, filme

Still from the Local Hero, the 1983 film by Bill Forsyth, filmed at Camusdarach beach. The house at the end of the beach was covered in a canvas and timber structure to appear to be the chapel at Polnish, which also features in the film.

 

Sage advice from the Mission Bunkhouse, Mallaig.

Sage advice from the Mission Bunkhouse, Mallaig.


Reeds in the wind.


Camusdarach beach.


Camusdarach shoreline.


The River Morar.

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16 thoughts on “Day 269: Arisaig to Mallaig – The Silver Sands of Morar”

  1. Kevan Hubbard says:

    I didn’t think that you are ment to dry boots on radiators and right next to fires as it can cause the leather to crack.I always stuff mine with paper 🗞️ if I have any .

    • You are quite right. But I needed the mental boost of dry boots on this day. All futile anyhow as they were wet again a few hours after setting off the next day! Despite the abuse, these boots ended up lasting 4,000km and it was the sole that went first,

  2. Richie says:

    Your work is always astonishing and beautiful! Glad you’re posting again. Thanks for making my day!

  3. Heather says:

    Great to get your lovely and interesting photos and videos again, with their uplifting sense of place. Thank you for the nice surprise as the days get colder and darker.

  4. Just saying, I think this is your best collection of photos yet … and there is so much more to come. You capture the landscape so well … the very essence.

    • Thanks, It was challenging to capture anything on such a wet day. I was a bit disappointed to so see eth silver sands looking tropical as they do in the sun but they had their own beauty on this day.

  5. Great photos as always and lovely to see you updating again. I have walked this coast but you always seem to capture things I missed or pick out some lovely details to focus on.

  6. Veronica Brinton says:

    Beautiful photos, so evocative. Wonderful sound of water. And I am reminded of my parents’ pleasure in finally living up there, also of my great uncle Clive Bowman who lived at Camusdarach many years ago and loved it. Thank you

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