Thursday, November 02, 2006

Call of the Clyde

I started sea kayaking 4 years ago. One of my first trips was along the Clyde coast of Ayrshire. It is a coast which is surprisingly remote from the coastal A77 trunk road between Glasgow and the ferry port of Stranraer. It is also steeped in history, ancient castles where such atrocities as the roasting of the Abbot of Crossraguel Abbey took place. Further down the coast is a cave where Sawney Bean and his family practiced cannibalism on poor travellers.

The Firth of Clyde, I hear it calling........


  1. Just linked in from Wenley's Journal to have a look see. Very nice! But rather a gruesome place for paddling it must have been what with the roastings and eatings and so forth. I gather things are a bit quieter these days and one can almost enjoy a paddle knowing there's a reasonable chance of making it home intact?
    I'll put a link up on my blog, so I can drop in often!

  2. Hello Michael, thanks for the kind words and link which I will be very pleased to return. Our trip to Sawney Bean's cave was very interesting and we certainly experiences our hairs rising on the backs of our necks!

    Douglas :o)