Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Something different!

One of the guys enjoying the swell with Eigg and Rhum behind.

So at the moment I'm instructing a three week Classic course at Outward Bound Loch Eil which has a bit of everything. The course started on Saturday and after a couple of days of getting to know the group and them getting to know each other we set off on the first of their three expeditions. Their first expedition was a sea kayak exped and we put in on Loch Moidart and had a little explore of this area before we headed out to sea along the North Channel at high tide. Once out of the channel we got some fantastic views out to Eigg, Rhum, Skye, Muck and Ardnamurchan. We paddled round the coast a little bit further as the swell started to pick up and made for the white sands of Smisary beach.

The view from my tent, I can see why people enjoy this Sea kayaking stuff.

This first exped is a good opportunity to take a first look at camp with the group and cover a lot of skills that they will need on their final unaccompanied exped. There was quite a bit of cloud around so we didn't get to see a spectacular sunset but as always the west cost didn't let us down with a beautiful orange light covering the campsite for the evening. The next day we continued North and made our way round to Glenuig to meet our pick up.

Enjoying the evening sun from the beach.

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