Sunday, August 11, 2013

The landing place of the spectre, Gigha.

 The SW corner of Gigha is a paradise of skerries and...

 ...islets with views to the Paps of Jura to the NW and...

 ...distant Islay to the west.

Kayak circumnavigations of Gigha often miss coming into this corner due to the prevailing swell creating frequent boomers on the barely submerged reefs. However, there are many sandy coves...

 ...to explore such as this one at Port an t-Samhlaidh (landing place of the spectre) with its old stone jetty. Nearby there are some "bait holes", carved in solid rock to store fishing bait.

 After a stop at a final sandy cove...

 ...it was time to head out...

 ...through the Caolas Craro to...

...Gigha's rocky west coast. In the heat of the June day we saw no spectres, only wonderful Hebridean scenery.

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