Skye - to Elgol  Summer 2002     taken on 6 August 2002

                                                 Wester Ross

                                                 Black Isle                                        

 

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The Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. 5.70 for a car each way, and 40 for a bus makes it a major economic barrier.

 

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Specialist travelling gangs shear the sheep.

 

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The fleeces are bagged up and sent to the mills.

 

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The portable shearing rig.

 

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A clear example of a wave-cut notch, with chemically-etched limestone also featuring. The background is Loch Scavaig and the Cuillin Hills.

 

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The foreshore at Elgol is either large cobbles, as seen here, of bedded strata of rock. The Cuillins form the backdrop again.

 

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Rock ledge at Elgol, looking over

Loch Scavaig to the Cuillin Hills. The following photograph was shot in the middle distance.

 

 

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Solution weathering just above normal high tide level. The algae make the water quite acidic.

 

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Boat trips from Elgol

 

Elgol on multimap.

 

Loch Scavaig  and the Cuillins. Elgol has a recently-constructed and substantial pier for landing fish. The harbour area is littered with refrigeration containers and is pervade by the smell of the fish and of diesel. A successful local business is the sea tour of the loch and the views of the Cuillins.

 

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