Monday, April 30, 2012
och Ranza Castle was silhouetted against the backdrop of Arran's rocky ridges, which soared to the castellated summit of Caisteal Abhail, 859m.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
to where a crowd of geology students had gathered round Hutton's Unconformity.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
a site where salt was manufactured between 1710 and 1735.
a number of shallow depressions in the ground mark the sites.
Friday, April 27, 2012
In the Firth of Clyde, spring tides are associated with low water in the morning and evening so if you want an easy time, choose neaps when high water happens in morning and evening. It makes for less humphing of heavy kayaks!
Kari-tek's really excellent portage straps to distribute the load and after some considerable labour (that threatened to dislocate my knee at any moment)...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
What with virgin's breasts, fallen rocks (and we haven't even come to the Cock of Arran yet) our ancestors sure had a poetic way with words when they named bits of landscape.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Whatever, we did not expect to see any ceteceans on this evening, they are easily disturbed by noise in the water.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Holy Island showed the route of our return (in 4 days time) as we planned an anticlockwise circumnavigation.
Brodick at 1610 but were on the water by 1645, just after the MV Caledonian Isles set off on her return to Ardrossan. We had about 3 hours of daylight to reach our intended camp site at the north end of the island. We were all set for another adventure on the isles and sea lochs of the West of Scotland.
P.S. Long term visitors to seakayakphoto.com may wonder why my recent trips have been mostly confined to the Firth of Clyde. Sadly my knees are not good and although I have made a remarkable recovery after a traumatic accident and some pretty major surgery, I still find driving uncomfortable. However, I hope this trip will illustrate how lucky we are in the West of Scotland to have such magnificent coastal scenery, less than an hour's drive from Glasgow (which is Scotland's largest city).
Saturday, April 21, 2012
the greasy rocks below the car park). We were quite happy to use trolleys and take the long way round by the castle!