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.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Our shadows drifted over the sands of ancient mountains.
A little breeze helped us on our way from Corriecravie round to Arran's south coast.
It was high water, so we glided across the great number of volcanic dykes (or cleits) that criss cross the Cleats Shore.
This old stone gabled structure is now used as a farm building but we wondered if it was once a chapel.
The Kilmory Water enters the sea just beyond Cleats Shore and carries fine sand from the hills above into the sea.
It has helped create a broad sweep of sand in the bay, backed by a raised beach and low cliffs. The wind dropped and the sea turned glassy calm as...
...our shadows drifted over the sands of ancients mountains that now lay below the sea.