Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sea kayaking the caves of Caolas Pabaigh (Kyles of Pabbay).

After lunch on the Cuma we launched in the shelter of Caolas Pabaigh a narrow body of water which separates Lewis from the island of Pabaigh Mor.

Both sides of the Caolas are riddled with caves such as this one on the Lewis side.

This monster is on the Pabaigh Mor side has amazing multicoloured rocks.

The booming at the back of the cave was deafening. Just as Tony and I were exiting, a rogue swell came in and I was surfed into the back of the cave again. I found this quite exciting as I tried to do a one handed stern rudder while holding my Canon 5D in the other hand.



  1. Love the way ones sense of scale suddenly changes from the second to the third and fourth pics Douglas. The second one looks to be on a fairly modest scale; then whilst looking at the third pic and assuming the scale to be similar, you suddenly spot the tiny boat in the background. Great stuff.


  2. Thank you Andrea, it was really atmospheric in those caves!