Tobermory, Lochs Droma Buidhe & Suinart

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Towards the head of Loch Suinart

Unpleasant weather was forecast so we decided to explore nearby lochs, and dropped the idea of going past Ardnamurchan to revisit Arisaig and Loch Moidart. For lunch, we went into the delightful Loch Droma Buidhe (or Drumbie), which is found through a narrow entrance, almost invisible until you reach it, but opening out into a very pretty anchorage.Then we wound our way up the delightful Loch Suinart to Strontian, at the head, and then back to Salen, a village with recently installed pontoons where we spent the night, after dinner at a pub with excellent food, a short walk away.

Passage notes: 28 miles, 6.25 hours,  including lunch stop in Loch na Droma Buidhe (Drumbuie) and exploring to Strontium, near the head of Loch Suinart. Max wind W 4, min, NW 2, visibility mainly good with sunny periods. Usual cautions about chart and chartplotter accuracy around here, so used handbearing compass, but with hindsight (as it were) the plotter track looked pretty accfurate and could be relied on for coming out again, even in the narrow entrance to Drumbuie, where there is a rock at the inside end.

At anchor in Loch Droma Buidhe
At anchor in Loch Droma Buidhe

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