Tag Archives: Carn nan Sgeir

Flat Calm in the Summer Isles

A few pictures from a 5-hour, 22-km paddle round the Summer Isles on a rare day of near-zero wind and hot, sunny skies. From Badenscallie I went south past Horse Island and Iolla Mhor to Carn nan Sgeir, a quick loop around Meall nan … Continue reading

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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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Kayaking the Last of the Summer Isles

With the heather turning purple, mushrooms all over the lawn and a chill in the air, I thought it was all over for this season. But this week we’ve had a reprieve. Sat between isobars so far apart they’re in different time zones, … Continue reading

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Inching towards Bird Island

Another visit to Carn Stuck out in outer Loch Broom, the little hoof-print shaped island of Carn nan Sgeir (middle of picture, above) lies midway between Horse Island and the Scoraig peninsula on the southern mainland. Some call it Bird Island and four times a … Continue reading

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