We slipped throuh the Tan and swept round the north end of Little Cumrae island in fine style.
We soon found ourselves in the lee of the island and lost sight of snow streaked ridges of Arran.
Little Cumbrae Castle and Castle Island have a profile not dissimilar to one of the nuclear submarines, which are also to be found in these waters.
The Castle's main defence is its moat, which in this case is salty water!
Photo J Wilcox
A fine 23km paddle for a short winter's day.