Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Samalan Island, the sheltered sandy cove behind it looked very inviting...
Glenuig Inn can be found! The Inn has a reputation for being sea kayak friendly.
sea kayaking pubs review. I was really looking forward to this one, as the Glenuig Inn serves real ales. However, there was a problem. It was low tide and the Inn was nearly 400m away. I had been paddling for six and a half hours and was desperately drouthy but sadly the Glenuig Inn was just a pub too far. To be dying of thirst within sight of a pub is about as much as any sea kayaker can bear.
Unfortunately it was not just thirst that was bothering me. The pain in my bad knee was now too bad to contemplate the direct route over the sand and seaweed covered rocks or even the longer, easier route by the jetty and the road. I also had the bad cut in my toe to contend with. It was still bleeding and by the time I had cleaned and redressed it, I was too done to go walking. Just limping a few yards to get a photo was as much as I could manage. All I can do, to assuage the disappointment the reader may feel about the lack of a sea kayaking pubs review, is to promise to visit again soon, preferably at high tide!
PS Most sea kayaking visitors, with even moderate mobility, will find that the Glenuig Inn is very conveniently situated.
Port Achadh an Aonaich (port of the upland moor field).
After they left, I decided to go for a swim to cool off. Coming out the water I put my boots on to walk over the sand and rocks to where I had left my paddling kit. Unfortunately my feet were so cold that I was unaware that something sharp had cut right through my boot and deeply lacerated my toe.
It was good to get back on the water after an eventful stop.