All during the night it rained and this morning it continued, and the wind had picked up. Our first stop was the Land, Sea and Islands Visitor Centre at Arisaig. It is a free community run centre which relies solely on donations and volunteers. It is an absolutely magnificent centre which tells the natural history and culture of the region and has a book exchange as well, another bonus. The small village is very quaint.
Further along at the end of the rugged west coast of Scotland is the port of Mallaig a large village in a stunning setting and where the car and passenger ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye is located. We were able to book on the 3:40 pm sailing so we had 2 and ½ hours before we boarded depending on the weather conditions. In town we had a delicious lunch at the Steam Inn and as we hadn’t received a phone call to say the crossing was cancelled we lined at the harbour and waited to board.
The crossing took 30 minutes and finally after 7 weeks we arrived at our original destination, The Isle of Skye. We drove to our campsite about 1 mile from the ferry terminal on the way to Broadford and wild camped.