Friday, July 11, 2008

Sea Kayaking through the gates of Hell!

The Cuma reported a force 4 to 5 SW wind on the far side of the Hirta / Soay gap.

As we went down the west side of Stac Soay, the gap between it and Stac Biorach looked like the gates of Hell!

Fortunately we did not need to pass through to Hades as a tunnel appeared leading right through to the other side of Stac Soay.


Unfortunately there will now be a short intermission. The staff of seakayakphoto come are headed for the fair isle of Islay. We have heard tales of many shore side distilleries, with magical names like Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain.

We may be gone for some time.......


  1. What an impressive scenery. You are sure you were not accidentally paddling through the set of Lord of the Rings II? That intermission is a pity as your blog is the first thing I start up each day.

  2. I have really enjoyed your series of posts on St Kilda. It is a place that I want to visit and explore by kayak one day. I have often visited your site and marvelled at your photos and your postings - Nick

  3. Gerard, thank you! It sure was a surreal experience paddling through the giant cliffs and stacks in the mist of St Kilda.

    Nick thank you! The St Kilda series will continue after a short series on Islay.

    I am glad you like Cromarty, I used to live in Dingwall and long after we left would holiday at Cromarty, Rosemarkie and Fortrose.