Replied to your PM Kerny..will PM A1an too shortly :-D
Suitably refreshed ..and back on the water again.. we soon came to the only “Blot on the Landscape” on this remote area. Glensanda granite quarry is slowly but surely eating into the mountain of Meall na h Easaiche. It ships 6,000,000 tonnes of granite chips across the world..per year.
There is no road access ..so only boats can get here. ..and the boats are huge .. as this photo of The Guppy meeting the Yeoman Bridge illustrates.
Its a sobering sight seeing such a big ship ... so I made sure there were many mooring lines holding her down..before approaching so close. I fear it would be like a small midge slapped by a human hand ..if she started to move. However..I almost failed to see one line holding her in position..until the guy on the ship yelled.. “hey ..watch for my line will ya !! “
It took till early evening .. paddling down Loch Linnhe.. round the Rubha an Ridire point ..into the start sound of Mull ...
Where a local lad was waiting to show us another old estate cottage that we could shelter in for the night.
It too was full of mice..and I suspect the odd rat ... so we pitched our tents in the garden.. thinking it better sleeping with a midge than a full sized rodent
The old crofters were obviously as frugal with their money as I am..so I appreciated their DIY Fishbox furniture
And large pieces of planks ..obviously washed ashore
The midges outside were murder..so we had no problem feeding the rats..and ourselves by cooking supper in the cottage. The food was washed down with man sized mugs of various flavoured whisky .. and tins of delicious gravy
There is no electricity or running water in the cottage..but we sat until the early hours of the morning.. babbling happily .. by the light of the fire.. candles and head torch light
Eventually .. the gravy finally put my lights out ..so I retired to the tent and slept soundly till morning.
To be continued ...