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.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Seals and a fear of gliders in Scalpsie Bay.
We set off down the west coast of Inchmarnock with Holy Island on the horizon and a decent following wind.
At the south end of Inchmarnock we decided to cut across the Sound of Inchmarnock towards...
Scalpsie Bay. This was Ian's first time out with his new Flat Earth sail and it was good to try several points of sailing.
In the lee of the land the wind dropped a bit but Ian was already fully at home with his new rig.
As we paddled deeper into the shelter of Scalpsie Bay the...
...wind steadily dropped away and our eyes turned to the shore where...
...the resident seal colony was pretty well camouflaged.
At the head of Scalpsie Bay there is a large expanse of reddish sand. A series of wooden posts in the sand were part of WW2 defences against landing gliders. Beyond the bay lie the fertile fields of Scalpsie farm.