Not 100% fishing related, but a few shots of memorable campsites. Although I’ve a strong preference for “wild” camping away from organised sites, I have to include Fidden Farm on the Ross of Mull as a superb spot to pitch a tent. Quite simply an amazing location.
New Year’s day saw myself and Trevor fishing a remote mark in cold, clear weather. Camping overnight, we were grateful for decent sleeping bags and also a chunky fire to keep us warm and cook a welcome first dinner of 2017.
View from the tent (pretty much!), as the sun rises over Ben Cruachan in mid-March. Alcatraz lies at anchor in the little bay on Mull where Ian and I camped overnight on a weekend skate hunt.
Spot the tent, dwarfed by sand, sea and cliffs (it’s near the left of the image…). Sandwood Bay is a great place to spend a night.
In the wilds of Loch Etive – kettle boiling, burgers on the BBQ and a beautiful, calm, midgie-free September evening.
A little more challenging camping on Etive – something like minus 10 degrees between Christmas and New Year at Barrs.
Late autumn, perched on a rocky site at Dun Ghallain on Loch Sunart. Over 1000 years ago the Vikings sheltered their longboats here, and almost 1000 years before them the people of the Iron Age built a their fort here. It’s completely deserted now.
Not camping perhaps, but fantastic in its own way – a little shack clings to a bay near Port Logan.
Loch Etive is a favourite place for overnighting, especially as the midges die down in autumn. It’s sheltered and has some fine anchorages well away from any crowds.Share this: