Imagine you are at the edge of the sea on a day when it is difficult to say where the land ends and the sea begins and where the sea ends and the sky begins. Sea kayaking lets you explore these and your own boundaries and broadens your horizons. Sea kayaking is the new mountaineering.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The wild west coast of Lewis.
On the morning of the 5th of June 2008, the MV Cuma steamed out of the shelter of Loch Roag for the last time on our trip.
We passed inside of beautiful Eilean Mhealasta...
...and below the dark rocks of Aird Mor Mangurstadh.
We were glad we were not rounding Gallan Head in kayaks, given these conditions.
MV Cuma then nosed into Loch Roag and passed the great arch of Eala Sheadha...
...before Murdani dropped her anchor, a little distance off Bhaltos pier.
Cuma had covered 39km of some of the finest paddling coastline anywhere. I would love to return and paddle it but such an expedition would require much calmer conditions than those we had just encountered.