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.
Friday, May 07, 2010
All hail Soldier's Rock, Islay
Turning another corner on the west coast of Islay's Mull of Oa, we came upon the great sea stack of Soldier's Rock.
The rain turned to hail as we paddled below its layered faces...
...then entered a great cavern with windows in its roof.
Through one window, this waterfall cascaded into the cavern.
Once our eyes adjusted to the gloom, we saw an entrance to a smaller cave at the back of the main cavern.
We reversed our kayaks in and as...
...the vault of the cave's roof closed over our heads...
... it formed a perfect frame for the great stack in the bay beyond.
All hail the Soldier's Rock!