Last year on the return from the trip to
Eigg is a small island 8k by 6k. off the northwest coast of
We stayed in the Glebe Barn Bunkhouse in very comfortable accommodation for 15 of us. The bunkhouse can take 24 so we were spread out and everyone had a bottom bunk. Karen came in on Friday and Sunday evenings to cook very delicious dinners for us. All home cooked with fresh produce and very filling.
On Saturday, the weather was closing in and we climbed the Sgurr at a leisurely pace. It was very windy at the trig point but we gingerly walked to the edge and looked down the sheer drop to the sea. On Sunday, we visited the caves. Timing was important as you can be stranded by the tide at the
On the last day, some of us caught the boat over to Muck, the smallest of the Small Isles and the most fertile with a population of only 30. After a very rocky crossing, we disembarked at Port Mor and walked over to the beach at Gallanach in about twenty minutes. There were fields of pigs and sheep and unusually, black faced lambs. At the beach, there were eider ducks and seals basking on the rocks. If you wish more information on Muck, the website is www.isleofmuck.com
The weekend was relaxing as there was no pressure to bag Munros. We had dinner cooked for us every night, dining at the Pier Teashop (it is also a pub!) on Saturday night so we were free to party and we really did on Sunday night dancing to the wee sma’ hours.
Coming attractions: Sgurr na Ciche, Glen Feshie and Glen Carron
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Thanks to Frances Rickus and Tom Addie for the photos.