Sunday, August 03, 2008

Shaggy dogs on Eilean Imersay, Islay

The SE coast of Islay is a maze of reefs and islands. Some of the channels dry out as the tide recedes like this one inside Eilean Mhic Mhaolmhoire.

After a short drag we were afloat again.

Another maze of channels announced our arrival at Eilean Imersay.

We enjoyed second breakfast on this idyllic beach on Eilean Imersay.

David entertained the male members of the party with a series of shaggy dog stories (he is a vet, raconteur and bon viveur). Mair hung her head in despair at how easily the male mind is amused.



  1. Not sure how I found your BLOG but I love it!!
    I'm renovating my very old kitchen in alexandria,va
    just outside of washington d.c.
    but I wish I was sea kayaking where these photos were taken.
    This is just a great blog, who needs a vacation!!

  2. Two comments from two blokes closer to each other than they are to the Sound of Sleat! I live in Takoma Park, Maryland, just to the NE of Washington, DC, and I followed the link on I'm hoping to move to Scotland in the spring/summer of 2009 with my wife, a plan we've been working on for several years now. Your pages keep me in hope through the long, hot summer (past midnight here, and it's still 23*C and steamy).

    I had the pleasure of doing a sailing course last September from Ballachulish to the Sound of Mull, down Loch Sunart, into Loch Spelve, up the Sound of Kerrera, through the Lynn of Lorn, and back up Loch Linnhe. So a lot of the places you show in your south or Ardnamurchan section look very familiar, just from a vantage point slightly lower to the waves! :-)

    I hope to see many of the other places you've traveled, one of these days.

  3. Todd, thank you! I did wonder about calling the blog "virtual sea kayaking"!

    Jan thank you! What a coincidence! The internet sure makes the World a smaller place. I hope that your move goes well and that you and your wife enjoy your new life in Scotland.

    Yes that area of your boat trip is stunning! However, it is only the tip of the iceberg as thay say. (Not that we have had any ice bergs for the last 10,000 years or so!)