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West Coast of Lewis

Loch Tamanavay

Loch Tamanavay

Tahaval from the bealach

Tahaval from the bealach

We passed westwards through the twisting Cope Passage of the Sound of Harris, finding all the buoyage missing from half way through – not sure whether the change is temporary or if an alternative route has been buoyed instead. We were well prepared, with the full route already set up on the chart plotter. After rounding Toe Head we passed Taransay then through Caolas Scarp – only 5ft clearance at HW Neaps. We anchored at the head of Loch Tamanavay (english corruption of gaelic corruption of original norse) where the Skipper nipped up Griomaval 1631ft before dinner. There followed a big day, climbing Cracaval, Mealisval and Tahaval under a hot sun, but rewarded by great views all round. Bare rock abounds with intervening springy turf and moss, tussocky lower down but thankfully not much heather.

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