Monthly Archives: May 2012

Day 28 Kinlochbervie-Kearvaig

Wind blowing much like yesterday and now getting me down. Down because I’m so far from home and down because I’ve lost momentum. I know I’m extremely lucky to be here and it’s a stunning place but 4 weeks is … Continue reading

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Day 27 Handa Island-Kinlochbervie

“An easterly wind is a hungry wind in every sense of the word” After night paddling and making land at stupid o clock, I only wanted to sleep. The North Easterly wind had been building through the night and everything … Continue reading

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Day 26 Rubha Reidh-Handa Island

Back to unsupported, but I did have my shadow for company on the sea bed through clear water. Feeling refreshed and on the crest of 4 really great days. Jes has done the unenviable job of waiting on headlands, preparing … Continue reading

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Day 25 Applecross-Rubha Reidh

It was supposed to be a solid but comfortable morning session, 23nm approx 6.5hrs. However, a relentless headwind picked up and with all the weight in the back of my boat and rudder down, I was spending bags of energy … Continue reading

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Day 24 Gillean Bay-Applecross

With Jes’ help and boosted by a restorative kip on a comfy bed, I was paddling by 4am. First task was to correct yesterdays mistake and get to the eastern side of Skye. Fell off the pace by an hour … Continue reading

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Day 23 Tobermorey-Gillean Bay

Early start on account of the new regime of biphasic sleeping and paddling only with the tide. On at 5, an hour late.  to meet Jes who is arriving today for a stint of land support, at Arisaig before the … Continue reading

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Day 22 Seil-Tobermorey

My new plan of attack; paddle only with the tide and sleep on the unfavourable flow. Conveniently this afforded me a sweet lie in as the tide wouldn’t become useful till 2pm. Tent was a sweat box though so I … Continue reading

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Day 21 Kilberry Head-Seil

Woke to the sound of cows eating the grass around my tent. Trundled up the Sound of Jura and made a special effort to avoid mission control’s warnings of meandering up a dead end. Easy enough, just keep Jura in … Continue reading

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Apologies

Struggling to get time, power and signal to blog. It’s all written down and on it’s way. Also thanks to everyone for the messages and comments. It’s a great boost when the solitude gets tiresome. Hope to reply to everyone … Continue reading

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Day 20 Machrihanish-Kilberry Head

Another undisciplined start. 1030 by the time I was in. Made great time to a caravan park in Glenbar where I was to pick up my first resupply package. Jess at the Falmouth end, and Anne from the park at … Continue reading

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