Imagine you are at the edge of the sea on a day when it is difficult to say where the land ends and the sea begins and where the sea ends and the sky begins. Sea kayaking lets you explore these and your own boundaries and broadens your horizons. Sea kayaking is the new mountaineering.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Danger on the Solway
From the quayside of Kirkcudbright we took the ebb tide back down the River Dee to Kirkcudbright Bay.
We passed the Gallovidian III which is the Range Boat for the Dundrennan firing range sea danger area that extends for 24x33km along the Solway coast to the SE of Kirkcudbright. Telephone contacts for the range are: 0141 224 8501 (Range Officer) or 0141 224 8502 (Guard House).
The channel was well marked by buoys and as you can see we were well assisted by the tide which runs at 3.5knots at springs.
We were soon approaching Little Ross island again.
We aimed for the narrow Sound which separates the island from the mainland. You can get a fun little race here on the ebb particularly when there is a SW wind.
Today all was calm as we swung to the west round the reefs of Fox Craig.