Island hopping


I was a participant on an OCC trip last weekend out towards the Garvellachs.  We’d lost the recent Scottish March heat wave, but although the sun was absent and the sky somewhat overcast; apart from the rolling practise at the end of the day, we did all stay dry.

I called this the “big sky” day because there were some fantastic panoramas, and though it was a neaps tide, still with some tidal movement and ‘lumpy stuff to contend it was a really enjoyable day.

Leaving Cuan Sound

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Approaching Dubh Sgeir

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…and on towards Fladda

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Fladda

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Belnahua Quarry

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Approaching Eilean Dubh Beag

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Eilean Dubh Beag – Mike trying his best to break his boat ;o)

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Then it got lumpy for a while and I stopped taking photos…

…until I found a ‘less lumpy bit’ to snap Colin on a wee surf…

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…and an out of focus shot in the rough stuff

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Heading back into Cuan sound

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Stopping at Belnahua I turned my GPS off to conserve the batteries. Hence no complete GPS track, but this is the route we did…

Route

1st April.  Oban HW 15:17 BST. On the water 10:00, off about 16:00.

About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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One Response to Island hopping

  1. Randy Fine says:

    Looks like a great trip. I hope you enjoyed it and will plan others.
    Cheers!
    Randy

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