With a fine forecast, I headed off on a two night sea kayaking trip in the Loch Linnhe area. Arriving at Ganavan Bay just north of Oban at 6.30pm, the usual faff of initial packing seemed to take longer than usual, and it was 7.30pm when I got on the water.
Fortunately, the island of Kerrera where I planned my first camp was just 5km away! I found a good spot just as it was getting dark and set up the tent. It had taken longer to pack and then camp than it had to make the short paddle, but I was now ready for the following day.
And what a day. Early morning was beautifully calm and sunny and I had a great view to the Mull hills from my camp site.
I was soon on my way, paddling north west across a calm Firth of Lorn towards the south tip of the island of Lismore.