In Early June we organised a trip to the Highland clearance village of Boreraig in Skye. We paddled off from Torrin in full view of Bla Bheinn and paddled south to the village. After a lunch break, we decided to pitch up the tents and have an evening paddle instead of kayaking straight away. The reason was actually to avoid carrying the fully laden sea kayaks over the slippery rocks and seaweed.
As it turned out it was a wise move. As soon as we were settled down we could see the development of a thunderstorm on the other side of Loch Eishort. We would have been right there if we would have paddled after our lunch break. Instead we watched the lightning strikes on the other side of the Loch from a comfortable distance.
On the second day we paddled back out towards Torrin with a slight deviation. We even had 2 seals following us for a little wile.
Last weekend saw the first sea kayaking trip at Skye of the 2019 season. In the team were to girls from Denmark, who felt at home once in the kayak. Even though the waves were pretty choppy right after passing through the Skye bridge the coped really well. We concluded that it must be the Viking heritage.
We paddled from Kyleakin to Pabay and then after a very short lunch break, we crossed over to the Crowlin Islands. The crossing was a bit of a tough job but after 1 1/2 hours we were there and continued to Uags bothy. Straight away we were greeted by 3 lads from Glasgow. The evening was just as jolly with everyone sitting in front of the fire.
The next morning we kayaked east in really calm conditions to a salmon fish farm and then to Port Lunge. There we had a lunch break. After that we continued along the magnificent coast back to Kyleakin. We also made a wee stop to say hello to some seals.
Last weekend saw our first sea kayaking trip of the season. And boy it was a challenge. We had pretty strong winds coming in from the north. That meant that we had limited options to paddle but stilled managed a group of 6 girls from Edinburgh to get to Glencoul bothy. Unfortunately the weather got worse on Sunday and it was very apparent that paddling was not an option. Therefore the group had a walk to the highest free-falling waterfall of Scotland and another walk towards Glendubh bothy.
In the evenings we enjoyed some good food, drinks and even better company.
Fortunately, the forecast for Monday was much better and we made the most of it by paddling into Loch Glendubh and to the bothy there. After a quick lunchbreak it was off again and back to Kylesku, where we finished the trip.