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Mallaig is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

We had a wonderful local and the freshest fish and chips we have ever eaten. And of course, a wee slice of haggis (The haggis is a traditional Scottish dish memorialised as the national dish of Scotland by Robert Burns’ poem Address to a Haggis in 1787. Haggis is traditionally served with “neeps and tatties” (Scots: swede, yellow turnip or rutabaga and potatoes, boiled and mashed separately) and a “dram” (i.e. a glass of Scotch whisky), especially as the main course of a Burns supper. However it is also often eaten with other accompaniments. ref Wikipedia), a traditional scottish dish. :)

- Mallaig is an important ferry terminal for Skye and the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck. Some of these can also be reached from Arisaig. It is also a thriving fishing port, and when the trawlers are in, the harbour is a hive of activity.

Between Mallaig and Arisaig is one of the most beguiling stretches of coastline in Scotland. The Silver Sands of Morar offer amazing beaches combined with stunning views to Skye and the Small Isles. The focus of the area is the village of Morar, which lies near the head of Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater lake in Europe and reputedly the home of Morag, a close relative of Nessie. Recent improvement and rerouting of the A830 (leaving just one stretch south east of Arisaig as single track) means you can now bypass this section of coast: if you do, then you have missed something well worth seeing! – ref: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk

Link to Calendar:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/photograph2u/art/6043590-5-atholl-palace-hotel-scotland

Location: Mallaig, Lochaber, North-West Highlands, Scotland.
Date: 2010-09-22
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 640
Shutter Priority: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F/5,0
Metering Mode: Partial
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@70mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6.2

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boat, highland, isle, lochaber, port, scotland, skye

Started photography in 1975.
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Comments

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

  • Thank a lot Klikker for accepting it into the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanalmost 4 years ago

    Now this really is picture postcard stuff Yannik. You’re having a wonderful time..wish I was there. Thanks for the tourist information too.

  • Thanks greatly Tony for the compliment. It was really worth it.
    Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful scene, Yannik, and a beautiful capture. But I got distracted a little by your story of fish and chips and haggis! :o)

  • Thanks greatly Mike for the compliment. The haggis is worth trying :)

    Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank a lot Audrey for accepting it into the group :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    A very wonderful view and photo!

  • Thanks greatly Gena for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    Ah…what a wonderful trip you’ve had/are having…..beautiful place!

  • Thanks greatly Wendi for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonalmost 4 years ago

    Great view!

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Yan!

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 4 years ago

    perfect photo, great work!
    Foppe

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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