Thursday, 5 April 2007

Loch Alsh Glass Bottom Boat

Sailing out of Kyle of Lochalsh was a glass-bottomed boat. It took us around some bird colonies, to an old shipwreck, and then over some kelp beds.

Here are the boys downstairs admiring the kelp, trying to spot a few starfish!

Unfortunately the weather had been unseasonally fine and warm, meaning that a fair bit of algae had bloomed in the Loch. This reduced the visibility from the observation windows, but we still got to see quite a lot. Alexander was on the lookout for the rare 'underwarter wild haggis', which unfortunately wasn't visible today. Only some sea urchins, plenty of Kelp, the odd fish and a few starfish were seen.
Here is the glass bottomed boat tied up, with the Loch and the Isle of Skye in the background.

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