Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Over the sea to Skye.

Not a bad spot to have your tosher, or whatever the Skye equivalent is...


on a mooring...


under the shade of the Cuillin Ridge...



the remote port of Elgol on the west coast of Skye, well away from the hustle and bustle...


the Sonas takes up the single berth on the small quay...


opposite what must be one of the most idyllically situated schools in the British Isles...


the light changes constantly throughout the day...


attracting many great artists over the years to come and record just one aspect of the spectacular scenery...


that Skye has to offer... 


the local tripper boat Mystic Isle provides an up-close look...


at the surrounding island shores and a chance to make close encounters with dolphin, orcas, puffins and more...


but make sure you arrive with time to spare so that there is no chance of being held up on the single track road with passing places that typify many of the minor roads on Skye...


when leaving in your mobile home to make the ferry for Harris the same applies...


a quick sketch of the famous Cuillin Ridge...


sadly, like Cornwall well over half the properties are now holiday homes though not all as impeccably renovated and improved as this architectural award winner this one overlooking the remote harbour...


on a clear day...


fishing with creels for prawns is the mainstay species...



and good to see printed copies of the Fishing News still reach the far corners of the fishing world... 

as the Kaella Rose heads back to her mooring...


a medium sized Lions Mane jelly makes its way past the quay...


off to an early start is the creeler Solas...


there's plenty of bull down the quay in Newlyn but here on Skye they get the real thing...


taking on frozen haddock bait...


and, having successfully dragged the boy out of his bed for another day on the creels the skipper is more than happy...



what's not to like when your office view first thing provides sights like this...


as you leave the quay?