Friday, December 03, 2010

The far side of the Cumbraes.

At the north end of Great Cumbrae we entered the broader expanse of the Firth of Clyde. The Arran mountains soared above the lower hills of Bute.

Alan was just as keen to capture the scene as me! You can see his photos on his blog here.

We now paddled down the west coast...

...of Great Cumbrae before the short crossing of the Tan, ...

...the channel which separates it from Little Cumbrae. Our destination was the Little Cumbrae lighthouse.
Out to sea we could now see Arran, unobstructed by the south end of Bute.

We paddled under low cliffs until we came to the lighthouse...

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