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 tides round Bennane Head are rather interesting. As the flood rushes up the Firth of Clyde, through the North Channel, you might expect it to flow north all the way up the Ayrshire coast. However, it hits Bennane head and splits, so south of the Head the flood is south going!
On the ebb the two streams reverse and travelling at 2.5 knots, they collide off the Head. This disturbed water can get even rougher against a SW wind.
For kayakers, unless you hit the Head at slack water, you will need to paddle against the tide on one side of the Head or the other.