Ardnamurchan Point

Mike and I took Friday (20th July) off work for a trip around Ardnamurchan Point from Kilchoan to Portuairk…   Ardnamurchan is the most Westerly point on the British mainland.


Launching at Kilchoan


Heading past Ormsaigmore.

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We found a little bay (NM437629) for a bite to eat away from the minor swell…


Shortly after, in the bay of An Acairseid, we came across a basking shark… here passing next to Mike’s bow…


It hade a noticeable white mark down it’s dorsal fin and looked like a juvenile…  …though I was surprised by it’s size as it passed under my boat.


We found another bay…


…and passed Eilean nan Seachd Seisrichean (try saying that after a few beers..)


…then things kicked up as we passed Corrachadh Mor.  We were on spring tides and (intentionally) about 1h20min passed slack water (2:14pm).

Eventually Ardnamurchan lighthouse came into sight.


…and Mike took a few pics of yours truly…



According to my GPS we passed the lighthouse at 15:49. …and then explored the skerries of Sanna Bay

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…eventually pulling in to Portuairk


…where I left one trusty steed…


…for another, and my ride back to pick up the car from Kilchoan.


A great day, thanks for the suggestion and company Mike !

Trip Odom : 19.2Km
Moving Time : 3h 16min
Moving Average 5.9Km/h


About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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