Category Archives: Summer Isles

Caves and Arches of the Summer Isles

What paddler can resist the thrill of poking their bow into a cave or threading a natural rock arch? Paddling under a bridge or into a boathouse just doesn’t have the same transgressive buzz. Here are a few of my favourites, tracked down over many … Continue reading

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Back in the Isles ~ Seawave vs Grabner

Seawave main page First paddle of the season, although it’s still far from spring-like. Last few days snow has been blanketing the Torridons (left), the Assynts and even BM Coigach (above). But after three days of howling, the winds abated and … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Priest Island

Seawave main page High pressure alert! No, my range of recreational leisurecraft weren’t about to blow, it’s the weather – and that’s not about to blow. Far from it. A high was about to lasso the north of Scotland with its concentric isobars. … Continue reading

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IK&P Picture of the Week

Walker on Rubha Dunan headland, below Achiltibuie. Well, I like it. And a few other colourful phenomena shot in the last couple of days.

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Tanera Mor lagoon

Seawave main page It’s summer time in the Summer Isles and the rest of the UK too, it seems. It’s a little later than usual but we’re not complaining. Feels like the warmest day of the year. Loading the boat up, … Continue reading

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At sea with the Seawave

Seawave main page It’s taken a few visits, adding up to over a year up here, but I do declare I am running out of new things to paddle in the Coigach and Summer Isles area. A seven mile run out to Priest Island … Continue reading

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Seawaving, not drowning

Seawave main page I’ve had a chance to do a few day trips in the Seawave, including trying it out as a tandem boat. The main view west from our place is  over to Glas-leac Mor, one of the peripheral Summer Isles, with … Continue reading

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Seawave vs Gumotex 410C + skeg-rudder mod

Seawave main page The new Solar 3 I had a visit from former Olympic slalom trainer and canoeist Jim the other day. He bought a Solar 410C after browsing IK&P and declares it one of his favourite boats. I ran the previous … Continue reading

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Seawave: windy test run

Seawave main page The new boat had to get christened in what they call a ‘fresh breeze’. It was only going to get windier over the next few days. Either that or it would stay rolled up till the new year. I went to freshwater Loch Ra round the … Continue reading

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