Point of Sleat, a winters day out
Dodging the showers, five paddlers set out from Armadale on the Sleat peninsula of Skye. The sea was lively as we slowly made progress into the wind. Kevin kept pointing out otters and every time I saw nothing more than a ripple on the water. Maybe he was making them up, maybe I was just being slow, who knows?
Rob decides to dice with his gelcoat and take the inside line among the rocks.
Fiona and Kevin enjoying the lively water.
Lunch time at last. It seemed to take a long time to reach the Point of Sleat. Looking back at our track we were never moving at less than 5 km/h but it felt a lot slower than this.
Rob at the Point of Sleat, lighthouse behind. The water is starting to get lively. Round the corner it's about to get a whole lot livelier.
For some strange reason I didn't take photos during the lumpy bits. Just to prove that the sun shone on us for some of the time, here's picture with the Cuillin in the background.
My favourite picture of the day. Roddy and a stormy sky.
Thanks to Roddy, Kevin, Fiona and Rob for making a lovely day out on the water.
30km paddled in a mixture of conditions. This is an exposed bit of coastline, with few possibilities for landing or cutting the trip short. Sea state varied from flat (the first and last 100m) to waves over our heads and was a whole lot of fun.