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I imagine very few boaties penetrate so far into the Highlands but this loch is well worth a visit. The narrow entry is just like a west country river – steep and wooded, it might even be the Helford River. But you know it isn't because the houses by the shore are not nearly so posh.
The loch itself feels more of a fresh water loch, so cut off from the sea it seems to be - you could be sailing on Loch Tay. Surprisingly, the traffic on the main road to Mallaig on the north side, does not seem too intrusive and of course the railway line adds to rather than subtracts from the charm, particularly if a steam train comes along.
The Camus nan Gall ferryman told me that there are grand sunsets up Loch Eil, he was quite right.
The only ‘official’ anchorages are at Duisky (Camas Dubh Uisge) and Rubha Mòr, but there must be many others to explore although I have not discovered anything of very great interest to see and do ashore, other than enjoy the countryside.
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