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.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The heat of a June day on the machair of Gigha.
We set off from the rocks where the thrift grew at the back of the beach and ...
...made our way onto the machair above. It was a sweet smelling carpet of buttercups, daisies and clover.
From a little hill above the machair we could see over the Sound of Jura to the distant Mull of Oa on Islay.
Up here, the rougher ground had a beautiful....
...display of orchids. The summer sun was beating down so hotly that...
...we decided to go for a swim in the clear turquoise water.
Unfortunately, the sea had not yet warmed up and it was so cold that it was only possible to stay in for a few seconds. What a place to spend a leisurely afternoon!