Paddles with an Anas acuta...... unashamedly biased toward the sea kayak of that name (actually the voyages of two boats, one 'traffic over gold', one 'quill')
Thursday, 21 May 2009
It was a 2.5 nm crossing to the tip of Gruinard Island, now safe, even delightful, to land on, after being decontaminated in 1990. A sea eagle soared close overhead being mobbed by hooded crows. Top tip, buy a boat with a shapely bow, you will be seeing a lot of it. My final landing was in the small cove just north of Gruinard Bay. Zoom in and you will see both boat and tent, Gruinard Island in the background. Gruinard Bay next door is, as ever, the best beach in Britain.