When the wind blows!

Its been a busy season so far with lots of sea kayaking adventures that we haven’t had the chance to write in detail about (but we will), including a skip across the sound of Mull for a week with a great bunch of people and in some challenging weather.  We have also been gallivanting around Argyll lots too – to some of our usual places, and places less visited. With all of these trips it is the people that join us that make it!  With a summer that has been full of the windy stuff and not so much of the sunny stuff we have been completely and literally blown away by folks’ determination and enthusiasm to still come out with us and make the best of the weather.  This summer is the first in quite a few years now where the weather has not spoiled us too much on the west coast of Scotland.  Somehow when you paddle a sea kayak most days for 8 or 9 months a year you become quite blasé about the weather, and so it is easy as a guide and coach to forget what it must feel like, especially for beginners, to voluntarily accept what the weather gods decide to throw your way.  But it has struck us once more just how amazing, resilient and truly inspiring it is that everyone still wears big grins at the end of the day when we step foot on-shore to once again become landlubbers –  windswept and slightly tousled, perhaps a little damp but thoroughly satisfied!  A huge thank-you to you all.

One winters day in the middle of sumer!

Assynt and the Summer Isles – One winters day in the middle of summer!

Argyll - exploring the lovley island of Lismore on a one night sea kayak and photography expedition

Argyll – exploring the lovely island of Lismore on a one night sea kayak and photography expedition

A well earned supper on a one night expedition around Kerrera in Argyll

A well earned supper on a one night expedition around Kerrera in Argyll

A sky full of drama

The Isle of Seil, Argyll – A sky full of drama

A swell time paddling on Orkney

A swell time paddling on Orkney

The sun shines in Orkney

The sun shines in beautiful Orkney

Sea stack on Orkney

Orkney Sea stack

Fun in the sun, or is it wind?

The Isle of Mull – Fun in the sun, or is it wind?

 

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