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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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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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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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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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Horse Island ~ threading the loop

Another calm day, another island paddled around; a quick one to Horse Island which I visited last year. On that occasion the two islands of Horse and the smaller Meall nan Gabhar were separated by a stony, seaweed-drapped causeway. Today, leaving Badentarbet … Continue reading

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Summer Isles Kayaking ~Tanera Beg

Tanera Mor description here The calm continued and with it the paddling. Today we tried the Grabner Amigo two-up around Tanera Beg island out of Old Dornie. I’d camped on the island with Jon one time but have never been right round it. … Continue reading

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Grabner Amigo: sea trials and speed test

A couple of years ago I did a speed test on my then new Incept K40 (left) over three and a bit miles from Old Dornie to Badentarbet beach via Tanera Mor island. The data is above right. I recall setting out … Continue reading

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Summer Isles Gallery with kayaks

A sixty-six-photo summary of our summer in the Summer Isles with a little bit of Orkney.

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Kayaking Summer Isles to Ullapool

Weather data from Ardmair Point Campground Right now the skies are slate grey while white horses gallop across the sound and the washing hangs horizontally. Ardmair just recorded 49mph. But as often happens up here, Sunday was forecasted as sunny … Continue reading

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