Sunset Under the Bridge
The evening light on the West Coast can be spectacular. When the sun sets over the mountains and sea you feel in awe of the beauty and grandeur of it all.
Take a cruise around the loch and go under the gigantic span of the famous Skye bridge which stretches for half a kilometre & towers forty metres above you.
The main piers for the bridge were constructed in the near-by dry dock at Kishorn as pipes, and floated into position before being attached to the seabed. Beside the east pier there is the old lighthouse on Eilean Ban, this little island now forms part the approach road to the main span the bridge.
There is also the little loch of ‘Loch na Beisti’ which lies at the base of Beinn na Caillich. It is at the entrance to this loch that the wreck of HMS Port Napier, which at low tide can be seen clearly. She was built by Swan Hunter and launched in 1940. She was 498’ long, 68’ wide, and weighed 9600 ton. Whilst fuelling in Kyle she suffered a fire in the engine room and was towed out of the harbour for safety, which was just as well - the fire set of sea mines on board and the explosion sank her where she lies today. It is a popular site for scuba divers.
- Adult Price - £20
- Child Price - £15 (under 10 years)
- Start Time (evening) – 7pm
- Duration (1 hour)
- Months – May > August
- Days – Mon > Sat (not Sunday)