We anchored outside Cromarty. The village is incredibly ‘picture squeaky’ being well looked after by the planning authorities. We had a pleasant few hours wandering the streets.
The harbour is small but plenty of room for the dinghy.
It is a shame that there is so much oil industry equipment in the loch but I guess it must go somewhere and it does give employment to many of the local people.
Imposing rig just off Cromarty.
After a couple of nights anchored in the strong current outside Cromarty we moved on to Avoch, apparently pronounced ‘Och’.
Och is a very pleasant harbour with a very friendly harbour master, our only problem was that the berth left Ti Gitu leaning at a crazy angle when we dried out. We therefore spent just the one night there and intended moving on to the Caledonian Canal.
But as we motored past Munlochy bay it all looked so beautiful and with light winds we anchored at the entrance for the night. Magnificent scenery!
The next morning it was a short motor to Inverness and we locked into the Caledonian Canal.