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.
The Cuma was lying waiting for us in the shelter of Soay and...
...we boarded her for a first class lunch break.
It is difficult to imagine a more impressive spot for lunch.
This view shows Stac Dona in the foreground with the tall slender Stac Biorach and Soay Stac behind. Boreray can just be seen in the distance between Soay Stac and the headland of An Campar on Hirta to the right. After lunch our route would take us to Boreray, right through the heart of Soay Stac!
Soon it was time to get back in the kayaks and...
...bid farewell to Cuma, just as a pod of six dolphins cruised by.