Apologies for my recent absence… I mentioned in my last post that I’d be spending the summer working as a sea kayak guide up here in the wonderful Outer Hebrides. I have a busy schedule, the meat of which is a series of 6 day wild camping trips around the various islands that make up the archipelago. I do have some days off but often as not they can be filled with day trips from our base here in Castlebay on Barra.. I did bring my surf kayak up here with me however, with some wild and empty west coast breaks to take advantage of it would have been rude not to do so :-)
Anyway.. I’m working for Clearwater Paddling <link>. If you would like to do some paddling up here point your browser at the website, www.clearwaterpaddling.com, and have a look at what is on offer. We work hard to make sure you’ll have a good time… camping on remote white beaches and rugged headlands, spotting seals, basking sharks, dolphins, otters.. not to mention the wonderful birdlife… and despite the fact that the camping is wild the food will be fantastic ;-)
It is hard work once all the cooking, gear sorting and behind the scenes stuff is taken into account but it feels a real privilege to be able to work up here, I’ve been made wonderfully welcome and feel very much a member of an extended island family.
Here are a few pics from a trip up around North Uist and the Sound of Harris and another camped among the islands around the north-east end of Barra. More to follow as and when..