Day 2 (Roy Bridge - Fort William - Mallaig - Eigg)

Early start and away from the B&B at 7:30 to get the 8:30 train from Fort William.

A spectacular journey through amazing scenery to get the 10:20 ferry to Eigg.

A bit over an hour on the ship. Windless and blue skies. Between the mainland coast, the Small Isles and Skye, you’re surrounded by beauty. All for £7.70 (return).

Quickly settled into my home from home thanks to the owner’s daughter, who then rushed off to fret about her 400 sheep which are about to start lambing. 

I decided to have lunch out as the only cafe on Eigg is only open on the days the ferry arrives (3 days a week at the moment - still the winter timetable). Lunch outside on the deck. In March...

More exercise in the afternoon - tackled An Sgurr, the biggest hill on the island. Tougher than yesterday - a path which alternated between rocky and boggy. Still, another 3.5 hours and 12 or 13 km.

The island has its own micro brewery - not bad for a population of 83 and very welcome after the climb.

Hard to choose a Blip from so many possibles. I’ve gone for the one from the ferry as we approach Eigg - because I like the sky. Extras are my home for the next two nights and my nearest neighbours.

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