You might want to read 'end of the road part one' first.
That white smudge, to the left of shot is Barnhill, the cottage on Jura where George Orwell wrote 1984 - or, to give it it's working title "The Last Man in Europe". And looking at that setting, I can see how he might have felt that way.
Orwell would arrive at the house by boat and once almost got sucked into a whirlpool along the coast, losing his outboard motor and having to await rescue on a smaller uninhabited island.
The Gulf of Correyveckan, the body of water between the northern tip of Jura and the mainland, is the only stretch of British waters officially classed as unnavigable by the Royal Navy. When the whirlpool's not there it seems as quiet as anything - we saw plenty of small boats sailing past - but when the currents combine around an underwater pinnacle, it's said that the sucking sound can be heard up to ten miles away.
Anyway, still a few miles to go before the place we planned to camp and the story of how that worked out...