Saturday, 17 October 2009
A Grand Day Off
This is Liz and Simon. We shared a day of rare weather perfection paddling at Moidart. They've had a hectic year. First they paddled a route the length of Scotland's west coast and produced a guidebook, "The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail", which in my opinion is the most important contribution to Sea Kayaking literature in the UK in recent years. Not content with this, Simon has produced a DVD with Gordon Brown, probably the world's leading coach. I've just got my copy and can't wait to watch it.
This should have been a busy day of posting out DVD orders, but Simon and Liz decided to go paddling instead - great decision! In crisp, calm conditions we headed out past Castle Tioram, currently the subject of a bitter dispute between the owner who wants to make a home of it, and Historic Scotland, who are insisting it remains a crumbling, unsafe ruin.
We turned north out of the channel and headed up the west coast of Eilean Shona towards Smirisary. In the distance, Eigg and Rum looked marvellous.