I photographed these boats as we waited for the ferry from the Isle of Skye to the Scottish mainland at Mallaig. The cottages in the background are actually made-up, but the real ones are something like these, but not exactly here.
Eilean Donan is a tiny island with a castle whose origins go back to the 13th century. It sits at the junction of three sea-lochs in the Scottish Highlands, the principal loch being Kyle of Lochalsh. We were there in 2017, as also was a British jet fighter that flew down the Loch at treetop altitude at maybe 800 kph, leaving everyone quivering for the next 15 minutes.
Not much good as a life-boat when it’s sitting on the tidal flats, which is what happens twice every day, but a local fellow told me it’s retired and now the consuming hobby of a man passionate about old wooden boats.