Thursday, 2 February 2012
Widescreen weather forecast
On the last day of January, Douglas and I set off on a three day kayaking trip on Scotland's west coast. The weather forecast was a bit uncertain due to the proximity of a low pressure system to the west of a high pressure system. Three things we were fairly certain of: there would be no rain, the wind direction would be south or south east and that it would be quite cold.
After loading our boats with a large amount of warm clothes and food we paddled off; the forecast sunshine was somewhat missing but the breeze was present and frigidly correct. Douglas hoisted sail and I stayed warm keeping up with him!
This pebble beach was a pleasure to land on and had perfectly polished pebbles.
Later we arrived at our accommodation. It was quite challenging to reach, perfectly suited for two and had a widescreen TV in one wall. There was only one channel, but it was compelling viewing. We were able to forecast the weather for ourselves in real time!
A most civilised evening with good food and drink was followed by a sound and warm night's sleep in preparation for the following day.