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BALNAKEIL BAY VISIT

BALNAKEIL BAY VISIT


Postby blueyed » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:24 pm

Route description: Faraid Head, Durness

Date walked: 25/10/2015

Time taken: 2 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

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we planned to spend that day on cape wrath and kervaig bothy we didnt manage to cross to cape wrath as tide wqas too low and wind was just horrific and the ferry didnt run :(

so we moved to next point on out trip plan. pitched the tent at durness campsite and jumped back into the car, drove 2 miles to balnakeil.
i guess balnakeil bay is as famous as sandwood bay, i always thought that they're overrated.. well, they're not. they're both amazing (as are many little, nameless places in north-west scotland)
balnakeil bay and faraid head, great place especially in low tide. could easily spend there at least 3 hrs
the place is fantastic and it must be extremely windy as a standard because the dunes and sand-drifts we saw there were spectacular. at one point it turned to be a proper desert with sand being blown into our eyes, ears etc, quite an experience :)

some photties

welcoming party (!) fortunately the young bull was uninterested :)
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some fantastic light/rain/cloud show
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there is a paved road under at this sand, really impressive sand-drifts
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really enjoyed visiting this beautiful place and will happily go back :)

more pics on my photo blog around scotland @ blogspot
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