Crossing the Minch again

Blog Scotland 2019

The Minch also called North Minch, is a strait in north-west Scotland, separating the north-west Highlands and the northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It was known as Skotlandsfjörð (“Scotland’s fjord/firth”) in Old Norse. 

The Minch and Lower Minch form part of the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland, as defined by the International Hydrographic Organization.

The Minch ranges from 14 to 45 miles (23 to 72 km) wide and is approximately 70 miles (110 km) long. It is believed to be the site of the biggest meteorite ever to hit the British Isles.

The ferry from Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal to Ullapool Ferry Terminal takes 2h 30m. We caught the first ferry from Stornoway, which meant we were up early, but we arrived in Ullapool at about 9:00 a.m.. As you can see from the below photo. It was a stormy morning for our crossing. But by the time we got to Ullapool there weather did clear.

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