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.
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Perhaps the retreating Vikings had more romantically called it Pillage Point?
From the Farland Point on the Great Cumbrae we set off on the crossing of The Tan towards...
...Little Cumbrae island. In the distance, the clouds and mists rolled round the corries and ridges of Arran's granite mountains.
We slid down the east coast of Little Cumbrae and stopped off at the castle for first luncheon.
Our first post prandial point proved to be Gull Point. We often wonder why it got such a prosaic name as Gull Point in the Scots tongue? Perhaps the retreating Vikings had more romantically called it Pillage Point?
Our last point of contact with Little Cumbrae island was the Cumbrae Elbow with its two lighthouses.