Friday, November 29, 2013
several months at the mouth of the river Doon in the company of the local mute swans. Presumably it was an escape from a zoo or a bird park. We were frozen as we loaded the boats onto the cars, goodness knows how the Antipodean bird was feeling, a long, long way from home.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
On our way north to Ayr, we could not help but frequently stop, drift and listen to the perfect silence. Actually it wasn't quite a perfect silence. An occasional distant pip of an oystercatcher or mournful call of a curlew could just be discerned but they just served to delineate and accentuate those periods of complete silence in between.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A. we were enjoying the winter sun.
B. we had arrived too early and the pub was not open.
C. we were penniless.
D. we were all teetotal.
E. none of the above.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Far beyond the rocks of Dunure, the Turnberry lighthouse seemed to float above the horizon as...
...we slipped into the little harbour on a perfect glassy sea. It was one of those rare winter days that you just have to seize.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
However, life goes on and I can dip into the back catalogue for some more sea kayaking posts. This time last year would seem a good place to start....
Friday, November 01, 2013
I can't sea kayak at the moment either as I am recovering from shoulder surgery which happened at the end of July. Actually even my walking is not too good and I am due to have major surgery to reconstruct my left knee on Monday (as it is also dislocating). Despite this I decided to go for a...
Knockbrex Bay to see the storm. This ash tree shows the direction and strength of the prevailing wind. No sooner had we left the shelter of the trees than we came across a...
three priapic pillars of Knockbrex.
...each side of the pillars before...
a man wielding a shotgun. That resulted in two police armed response units and a helicopter being sent from Glasgow. It is just as well I do not scare easily as I might not have come back to Knockbrex...