Applecross

Day 3

Saw us once again going off island.  This time we decided to take a trip round the Applecross Peninsula.  This involved going over the Bealach na Ba. The Bealach na Ba (Gaelic: Pass of the Cattle, see Cattle droving) is a famous, twisting, single-track mountain road, rising to 626 metres (2053 feet) in the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross, Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland. It is one of very few roads in the Scottish Highlands which is engineered in a similar fashion to the great mountain passes in the Alps, with very tight hairpin bends which switch back and forth up the hillside, with gradients approaching 20%. It boasts the greatest ascent of any road climb in the UK, rising from Applecross at sea level to 626m above sea level.

This is a six image panorama from the top of the Bealach na Ba looking over towards Skye.  In the bay to the left of the picture you can see the houses in Broadford Bay where our cottage was located.

bealach-na-ba

We then travelled around the Applecross peninsula where I manged to find some detail in an old fishing boat.

applecross

We also passed the bay where the BBC TV series ‘Monty Halls Great Escape’ was filmed.  There was a steady stream of people venturing down to the sands to have a look at the old cottage beside the bay.  This shot is a six image panorama of the whole bay.

montys-bay

 

More video from Cameron.  This time a short film of Plockton, plus the view towards Skye from Bealach na Ba and seals in the bay at Poll Creadha just past Applecross.

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