On the road towards Talmine, a crofting and fishing township overlooking Talmine Bay. And already on the way, I was greeted by stunning views of the loch.
Talmine is really all about its beaches and its bay. It also offers superb sea views to the north east. These extend from the Sutherland coast east towards Bettyhill and include an intriguing collection of small islands in Tongue Bay itself. (Undiscovered Scotland)
After a short stop at the local post office and shop it was time to go down to the beach – crystal clear water and white sand was calling my name.
Somewhere over there in the hills of Brae Tongue is my little hut at the end of the road.
This was probably my view for the next hour or so. There are some lovely walks around Talmine, but honestly, I just sat there and enjoyed watching the waves.
The Shamrock, a 19th-century sloop located within the bay, is protected by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. (Wikipedia)
I made my way back towards the Kyle of Tongue bridge, but had to stop a few times – that view of Ben Royal and Tongue Bay!