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.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Where will we take luncheon today?
After paddling under dark breezy skies, we were relieved when the sun broke through again and the wind died to next to nothing.
We were getting hungry by now and we came upon the delightful Port of Spittal Bay.
Right on the beach, stands the reputed Knockinaam Lodge Hotel. This fine establishment has a Michelin star and luncheon there is a mere £37.50.... very mouthwatering and tempting. We salivated over the luncheon menu...
Grilled Fillet of Native Salmon
with Basil Pesto
Cauliflower and Parsley Soup
with Crème Fraîche
Roast Cannon of Galloway Lamb
Thyme Pomme Fondant, Haggis Bon Bon
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage,
and a Juniper and Port Reduction
Caramelized Thin Apple Tart
with Double Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Selection of Fine British and French Cheeses
served with a Walnut and Sultana Bread
Coffee and Petits Fours
...indeed we salivated so much we could understand why it was called Port of Spittal Bay!
However, on this occasion the temptation of some excellent rockhopping ahead and a strong flood tide carried us away from this culinary temptation.
This really is an exceptional coast and we enjoyed every hungry minute of it...
...until we arrived at Port Stilton.
Here on this bare strand, we would enjoy our few plain victuals.