Monday, 29 December 2014

Island 271 - Eilean Traighe, Argyll and Bute

Eilean Traighe is a very small tidal island located on the south side of Loch Etive, which is a sea loch, about halfway between Connel and Taynuilt.  It is about 50 metres long and 30 metres wide and is only cut off for a short while at high tide.  The area between the mainland and the island is almost all covered in grass but there was seaweed strewn across all of it, so it must get cut off at some high tides.  The island itself is covered in grass and is obviously sometimes grazed by cattle, judging by all the cow pats around but that is about all there is to say about it!  There is a handy layby on the busy A85 road and a stile over a fence to enable easy access to it.

Looking north towards Eilean Traighe

Looking south from Eilean Traighe

This is one boat, which won't be going anywhere any time soon!
Looking east from Eilean Traighe

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