Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Visit to Portuairk

When we woke yesterday morning there was snow to the south of us on the hills of Mull and Morvern. This picture looks across the entrance of Loch Sunart and shows the well boat Viktoria Viking waiting to come alongside the salmon cages at McLean's Nose.

Later in the morning we drove across to Portuairk, where a watery sun had come out to paint colours across the islands of Muck and Rum, the latter surprisingly bare of snow.

The sun also picked out the white houses of Lower Sanna across the bay, but not for long as....

....the wind rose to near gale force, drawing dark clouds in from the west which carried sleet as well as rain, but as the weather cleared we saw that Rum did now have its covering of snow.

We returned to the Kilchoan side of the peninsula as the sun once again appeared, forcing its way between angry clouds - picture, taken from Ormsaigmore, looks across Kilchoan Bay to Maol Buidhe, with Mull away to the left.

The weather forecast is cheerless. By the early hours of tomorrow the mean wind speed will be gale force, with gusts of over 70mph, and these continue with little break until Saturday midday.

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