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.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The wind mills of Kintyre were birling in the north wind.
Just round the headland from our camp site, the main sweep of Kilfinan Bay is sand. As David was getting himself ready I went off for a little beach combing.
Our little beach had no sand but had these beautiful pebbles. As I was admiring their iridescent colours I heard the approach of an outboard motor...
...it turned out to be my brother...
...Donald who was out fishing in his SIB (soft inflatable boat). We swapped stories until...
...David was all packed and ready to go. David asked Donald if he had any oars for emergencies. Donald just laughed and pointed to the two outboards.
Soon we were on the water and left Donald tidying his gear.
It did not take long for him to speed past us on his way to Inchmarnock. He went on to cover 150km that day while we covered 27km!
Donald might have his two outboards but as the wind mills of Kintyre were birling in a north wind, we would have wind assistance the whole way!