Day 302: Lochinver to Point of Stoer – Storm Horizon

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Scotland, Sutherland

Date of walk: 7/6/19

Lochinver with Canisp, Sutherland, Scotland.

It’s bright enough to walk till midnight, and I camp at Stoer Point. When it finally gets dark in the early morning, the only lights I can see are from four lighthouses: north towards Cape Wrath, west to Lewis, south at Loch Inver and close by at Stour Point. The Shetlanders have the perfect name for this energising summer twilight, ‘Simmer Dim’.

Orchid by Loch Inver, Sutherland, Scotland.

Suilven above Lochinver, Sutherland.

Canisp and Suilven above Lochinver from the path to Achmelvich, Sutherland.

Loch Dubh by Ardroe, Sutherland, Scotland.

Achmelvich Bay I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Ripples and light I, Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Cloud horizon. Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Path to Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Ripples and light II, Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Shoreline, Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Orchid by Achmelvich Bay, Sutherland, Scotland.

Achmelvich Bay II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Corn Mill at Alt na Bradhan near Achmelvich Bay which was in use from the 1600s to late 1800s. One of a number in Assynt they were also known as Clack Mills from the sound they made in use. The mill race that supplies the water can be seen at the right. Sutherland, Scotland.

Used millstones now act as stepping stones across the burn, Corn Mill at Alt na Bradhan, Sutherland, Scotland.

Corn Mill at Alt na Bradhan, Sutherland, Scotland.

Signage of the lambs, Achmelvich, Sutherland, Scotland.

Clachtoll, Sutherland, Scotland.

Stoer, Sutherland, Scotland.

Storm off Stoer Head, Sutherland, Scotland

Squall off Stoer Head I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Squall off Stoer Head II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Stoer Lighthouse I, Sutherland, Scotland.

Squall off Stoer Head III, Sutherland, Scotland.

Stoer Lighthouse II, Sutherland, Scotland.

Interior of emergency power generator room at Stoer Point Chain Home Low Radar site. Sutherland, Scotland.

Main power generator block at Stoer Point Chain Home Low Radar site. Sutherland, Scotland.

Colour field seascape. It never really gets dark this far north in the summer but this Rothko moment over the Minch marked the end of the day. Stoer Head, Sutherland, Scotland.

Squall off Stoer Head IV, Sutherland, Scotland.

Camp at the Point of Stoer overlooking the Assynt peaks. Sutherland, Scotland.

 

Camp at the Point of Stoer, Sutherland, Scotland.

Loch Dubh between Lochinver and Achmelvich.
Turquoise sea at Achmelvich beach.
Achmelvich Bay.
Inside the Corn Mill at Alt na Bradhan.
Corn Mill at Alt na Bradhan near Achmelvich Bay.
Stormy skies off Stoer Head.
From the cliffs at Stoer Head.
Stoer Point Chain Home Low Radar site.
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2 thoughts on “Day 302: Lochinver to Point of Stoer – Storm Horizon”

  1. Kevan Hubbard says:

    I doubt that it gets fully dark up there in summer as it doesn’t at 55.6 north in northern England although altering the clocks in March is part of the reason.We get a heavy dusk in June at about 23hr for a few hours.When I lived in Oxford it’d get properly dark for about 3 hours but even there is was still classified as astronomical twilight all night.In Torshaven, Faroe Islands it didn’t get dark at all and I think that it was 64 north (Lerwick is about 60 if I recall:same as St Petersburg, AKA Leningrad/Petrograd, the most northern city with a population over 1 million).

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