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, June 07, 2011
Swanning about and an invasion of privacy in the Sound of Islay.
There are very many opportunities to wild camp on the Jura shore of the Sound of Islay. Basalt dykes at right angles to the shore create innumerable secluded coves.
Unfortunately one of the prime sites was already occupied, so not wanting to invade any one's privacy, we turned back a little way.
We soon found a lesser bay and we decided to just make do with second best as the sun was setting fast. I suppose it did have an OK view...
...and the close cropped grass looked sort of level enough to put the tents up. All in all, we felt rather put out and inconvenienced not to have been able to camp on our first choice of site.
Then to rub salt in our wounds, the occupants of our first choice of site upped camp, then arrived en famille, only to settle down for the night right next to us!