24 hours later than planned we set off from Port Mor headed for Arisaig. On the way we had major excitement as a small pod of Minke whales was spotted, much larger than the dolphins and porpoises we had seen previously. A conspicuous white mark on the rocks aids the identification of the entrance to Arisaig, and perches mark the channel between a plethora of rocky islands, some with white sand beaches.
The rocky approach to Arisaig.
Eider ducks on the rocks.
We stayed two nights on a mooring, catching up on chores and provisioning the boat. Whilst in Arisaig we walked along the shore and up the hill to the station, which both afforded great views of the village and Loch nan Ceall. We also had a trip around the Loch in the dinghy to see the local seal population.
Loch nan Ceall, with the entrance channel in the distance.
The Sgurr of Eigg viewed from Arisaig
Seals resting in Loch nan Ceall
‘NJ’ on her mooring with the Mallaig steam engine passing on the hillside behind.