A little further along the Elgol road from Bla Bheinn, is a lovely walk across the moorlands to the remote Camasunary Bay. The bay is situated on the northen shores of Loch Scavaig and nestles in the eastern side of the black Cuillin. The start of the path is near the car park at Kilmarie and weaves its way westwards over the hills.
The first glimpse of the Cuillin from the path, with Camasunary Bay below, makes the effort of the walk very worth while.
To the north is an access ridge leading to the top of Bla Bheinn. This route is a bit more exposed than the “tourist route” wich I ascended in my previous post.
The while house is now a bothy for use of hikers and climbers who venture into this remote part of the island.
Looking south from Camasunary across Loch Scavaig towards the islands of Soay and Rum.
It was my walk to Camasunary Bay that inspired this water colour painting. I filled my jar of water for mixing the paints from the burn that flows into the loch. I cant get more inspired for a watercolour painting than that :-D