The ride out to the start of the walk is about 25 miles away and it takes you through Sheildaig and Badachro. We were treated to the sight of two seals basking in the middle of the loch, and we had a really good view of them as the tide had gone out and they were just laying on the shore.
We visited Redpoint Beach the other week but only went to the first beach, so today we decided to venture further going through the farm. Our goal was to visit the old fishing station on the beach so we parked up and set off.
(I Angela) was a bit concerned as we had to go through a gate stating “Beware of the Bull!” and I do NOT like cows! I made Dean go the long way round but we eventually got to the beach. There was an abundance of different types of birds on the beach and loads of beautiful Sea Thrift growing among the rocks.
The place was quite busy (about ten other people – heaving up here!) but we were able to mooch around the old fishing station where old anchors still lay, and we could see the remains of the poles where they used to hang their fishing nets in order to carry out repairs.
We wandered back to the bike (carefully avoiding the cows…incidentally there was no bull) and made the journey back. The surrounding countryside is forever changing and as spring arrives and moves into summer, the area is more green and lush so it looks even more beautiful then before.