Our campsite in Poolewe (NorthWest Scotland – latitude 57 degrees N) is next to Loch Ewe a large sea loch and we just have to walk our kayaks across the road to launch them. On the first day (Monday) I went out in the Sevylor Yukon with my youngest son William with James joining us on Tuesday in the Z-Pro Tango exploring the coastline and the small inlets around Inverewe Head and the small bays around Rubha Aird na Ba (not sure what that means in Gaelic!)
A leisurely paddle on flat calm waters for most of the time. This area is very scenic and no less so viewed from the water with excellent views to the nearby mountains and the wooded area of the famous Inverewe Gardens running down to the water’s edge.
Plenty of bird life, including Herons diving into the water to catch their lunch and rafts of ducks paddling between the rocks. We hope that we might see some sea otters or even seals that frequent this area but we were either unlucky or noisy in our paddling and scared them off.
Tuesday was wonderfully sunny as with paddled off from the campsite, but on our return journey heavy rain and the wind whipped up the waves, making it hard going, but it was over as soon as it came and we rested awhile in the sunshine drying off.
Unfortunately when we got back, the tide was out, which meant a slippery portage over the kelp and rocks to the road edge.
Here are some more photographs: