Sunday, February 10, 2013

Basalt ledges and wheeling birds at Gull Point.

 Leaving Castle Island, we paddled south over a shimmering sea towards...

 ...Gull Point, which is the most southerly Point of Little Cumbrae Island.

 It is always a grand sight to see Goatfell (874m), the highest mountain on Arran, appear as the basalt terraces and cliffs of...

... Little Cumbrae fall away to the dark basalt ledges of the point.

Gull Point is well named and the sky above was...

 ..filled with hundreds of wheeling gulls.

 The NW wind dropped to nothing in the lee of the point so...

...I dropped my sail and prepared for the long paddle into the wind on the journey up the far side of the island.

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