Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Number 38

Crossing the Tan, which is the channel separating the Great and Little Cumbrae isles, we came across this funny looking buoy (No 38) with a top that looked like an upside down bishop's hat. There were no directions on it so we proceeded in a southerly direction...

...and were soon paddling down...

...the series of raised beaches which characterise the west coast of Little Cumbrae.

Assisted by wind and tide, we swept past the old and new lighthouses.

But it was cold. The chill wind blew right from Valhalla, in the cold wastes of Asgard.


  1. Douglas,
    The buoy is a south cardinal mark, it's to the south of some hazard (to big ships anyway).

  2. Greetings Owen, I hope you have a great paddling year in 2010!

    Well spotted on the buoy but I am afraid I was being a bit tongue in cheek! Cardinal: bishop's, southerly etc!