Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Sea kayaking under the west coast cliffs of Garbh Eileach.

The NW coast of the Garvellachs is a wild place. It is not often possible to paddle in close due to the swell that seems to be amplified as it rolls up the narrowing Firth of Lorn from the Atlantic.

We proceeded under the steep tillite (metamorphosed glacial deposits) cliffs of Garbh Eileach.

The cliffs are almost continuous until...

...we reached a break before the next island in the chain, A' Chuli (with Eileach an Naoimh) beyond.

We then turned south beyond a reef at the SW corner of A' Chuili. Above the rocks we could just make out the Paps of Jura beyond.