Clyde Trip, Sunday June 27th

Approaching a Big Boat

A hastily arranged trip to see the big ships anchored off the Tail of the Bank and in the Great Harbour at Greenock. Winds were a lot breezier than expected leading to a good chop and some interesting times. An enjoyable few hours.

Sam and an awful big boat
The group on the beach at Greenock Promenade (Fort Mathilda)

Skye Trip, May 2010

The decision to go to Skye was made on the morning of the departure after wind forecasts suggested the Jura route would not be possible/pleasant. Skye proved an excellent choice, albeit windy and testing at times. On days one and two we were pushed by a strongish wind southward, covering a planned three days to Glen Brittle in two. Because of the wind, swell and forecast, for the third and fourth days we opted for the more sheltered Loch Eishort.

Ready for the off
Departure, Portnalong, Loch Bracadale (With white horses)
Sunset at campsite on Wiay island
Campsite at Wiay
View from Wiay Campsite
Cave on Wiay
Cave Entrance on Wiay
Heading south to Talisker Bay
Talisker Bay
Deep Cave south of Talisker Bay
Waterfall at mouth of Loch Eynort
Waterfall and Ruth
Comfort Break, Loch Eynort
Campsite, Glen Brittle
The Black Cuillins from campsite
Loch Brittle
Heast on Loch Eishort
Landing, Eilean Dubh
Lunch Break, Eilean Dubh, Lch Eishort
Loch Eishort
Hugh and the Cuillin Ridge
Innis and the Cuillins
Myles and the Cuillins
Campsite, Loch Eishort
Wonderful Fire
Ruth's Ultimate Bow Saw and an Alton Towers Cape
Just emerged and sibling emerging
Of all it surveys

Deserted village of Boreraig
Heading home
Back in Heast

Loch Striven

A group of six made the drive up to Loch Striven. In calm waters, we paddled down the loch, round the anchored Maersk tankers and back again. Despite the odd squally shower, it was a most pleasant day.