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Gaelic: Caolas a' Chuain. The narrows of the bay/inlet - perhaps with reference to the area of sheltered sea between Torsa, Luing and Seil.

Tick off another island crossing!

This one requires some planning. A short swim (300m-ish) but a fierce and fast-flowing tide. Swim at slack tide, and its very straightforward. The sea rushes through this channel, views of the mountains of Mull to the north. As you see the angle at which the ferry sails into the current - you learn how fast it flows!

Regular ferry going whenever it is needed so speak to the captain before attempting to swim. Very accomodating crew who may think you a bit bonkers. Rumours of a local dog swimming it on occasion...

Very little parking at Pier.
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  • Tide Watch
  • Currents

This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

Very strong current. Swim at slack tide.

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