Photographed on the Thursday 28 May 2015.
This is a view from Kylesku looking up the loch form the Kylesku Hotel car park, where this wonderful weather and rainbow appeared, the image is a series of images stitched together to form a panorama.
Kylesku is located where Loch Glencoul and Loch Gleann Dubh join to form a sea passage Loch a' Chàirn Bhàin which links to Eddrachillis Bay. Kylesku sits at the centre of a 2,000 km2 area which has become Scotland's first 'Global Geopark'. There is abundant wildlife and a wide range of outdoor pursuits in or on the lochs, mountains and white sandy beaches, including bird watching, seal and otter spotting, fishing, climbing and hill walking.
A passenger ferry (a rowing boat) was introduced here in the early 1800s, where traffic was mainly comprised of cattle droves on their way to central Scotland, and they had to swim across. It was only in 1976 that the Maid of Glencoul, built in Ardrossan, became the first vessel capable of carrying fully loaded commercial vehicles. The 1st edition of the "AA Illustrated Guide to Britain's Coasts" published in 1984, had a section on the Kylesku Ferry which, it notes, "has long saved motorists a 100 mile detour" via Lairg. This was replaced by a spectacular curving road bridge opened in 1984 by the Queen and now takes traffic north & south of the A894. The bridge has won several awards including the Saltire Award and the Annual Award of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland. Kylesku itself stretches back along the road from the slipway that used to be the southern end of the ferry crossing. At the end of the village overlooking the old ferry slipway is the Kylesku Hotel, which offers outstanding food, excellent service and comfortable accommodation. Looking up (east) from Kylesku, near the far end of Loch Glencoul is the 650ft high Eas-Coul-Aulin waterfall, Britain's highest, and four times the height of the Niagara Falls, though not visible in this image.
On the north side is a cairn erected in 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the XIIth Submarine Flotilla, a unit of "X-craft" and "Chariot" miniature submarines used in WW II.
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