Snowy Sandaig

Whilst the weather in Scotland in mid April was fairly horrible it did have the advantage of providing much snow and atmosphere in the area around Plockton.

My main expedition on the mainland was to Glenelg and the beach at Sandaig in particular.  I had read that it is a very isolated beach and of course is where Gavin Maxwell wrote his book 'Ring of Bright Water.'  I almost didn't even get to the beach as the heavy snow was starting to stick on the road over Druim Sgurr nan Cabar and the ferry between Glenelg and Kylerhea was closed.  With no real evidence that the road would be clear by the time i intended to return I made the decision to carry on.

There is a completely uninspiring walk down to the beach from the road through a largely felled forestry plantation.  However the drudgery is well worth it as the beach is truly magical and I loved the peace and atmosphere of the beach, deserted hut and the small islands which were linked by sandy spits.  The wind was strong enough to blow me off balance at times but I was still able to explore and admire the views.

The journey back to Plockton was splendid as there was so much fresh snow on the mountains and fortunately none on the road!

It is definitely a place to which I'd gladly return.

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