Rides bikes, paddles sea kayaks, takes pictures. Life on the road & my home in Cornwall.
Back on Barra
I’m back on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides for a bit, visiting friends and renewing my acquaintance with this rather wonderful corner of the world. Some folk may remember I spent a summer out here working as a sea kayak guide for local operator Clearwater Paddling (http://www.clearwaterpaddling.com). It is a world class sea kayaking destination and that summer was one of the happiest I can remember – a combination of wild camping and lodge-based trips with terrific people in stunning locations (hint – if you’re looking for a holiday idea for this summer do check Clearwater Paddling out, you’ll have an awesome time… they’re also running a tall-ship based paddling trip out to the mystical St Kilda archipelago this summer, a quite unique experience… and I know that’s a shameless plug but they’re a really super bunch that I feel extremely lucky to have been able to work for and to be able to count as friends).
Anyway, I digress.. this time it’s a visit with no particular goals other than to spend time with friends, enjoy the island.. do some biking (I brought one …) and some sea kayaking. Tomorrow i think I’l pedal north up through the Uists to the Isle of Harris for a few days and next week is looking good for a few days kayaking down to Mingulay with camping gear. Today a storm is raging… the ferries are cancelled and so I have time to write, do some reading and drink coffee :-)