Thursday, 28 April 2011

Fidden, Isle of Mull

Time: 02:20:36
Distance: 3.98 mi

Fidden is a bit of a mecca for paddlers and has a great camp site right on the shore. The plan was to head south down to tinkers hole but in the end we turned back short of tinkers hole as it was a little on the breezy side.

The sun broke through towards the end of the day for a brief period so we sat on an island enjoying the sun, heading back to the car before it clouded over again.

Fidden Farm Camping

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bull Hole

Time: 02:50:41
Distance: 3.84 mi

We launched from Fhionpphort and headed north towards Bull Hole, passing Dearg Phort until reaching Eilean Dubh na Ciste. As we approached Eilean Dubh na Ciste we were watched by a group of seals from the drying rocks just south of the isalnd. Careful not to disturb them we drifted past before threading our way through the rocks and onto the beach at Eilean Dubh na Ciste for lunch.

After lunch we retraced out steps back towards Fhionnphort stopping for siesta at the beach at Tor Mor quarry pier.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Bunessan Paddle

Time: 02:27:14
Distance: 3.33 mi

After parking in the small car park by Bunessan Pier we headed left along the shore before veering right across towardsRubh nam Buthan, the beach visible on the far side. The shore was followed north until Port na Traighe-maoraich where after paddling across thich seaweed we landed on the beach for lunch.

After lunch we headed south west directly across the bay first to Eilean nam Mean and then on to the largest island in the bay Eilean Ban for a brew. We sat on the beach watching seal watching us before heading back to the pier.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Durdle Door, Dorset

Time: 03:15:58
Distance: 5.32 mi

West from Lulworth Cove, via Stair Hole and Durdle Door to Bats Head. On reaching bats head we paddled through Bats Head Hole to the beach on the far side for lunch.

The return was the same way we came. Mo managed to capsize when a wave hit her side on while passing back through Durdle Door, right in front of a large audience on the beach. Harvey went in the water as well but he is not daft and headed for the nearest thing abvove water to keep dry, which just happened to be Mo's shoulders, wish I had taken a photo :-) Mo could not self rescue due to having a dog sat on her so we performed a text book assited rescue after first transferring Harvet onto my kayak.

Time: 03:15:58
Moving Time: 01:52:41
Elapsed Time: 03:15:58
Avg Speed: 1.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 2.8 mph
Max Speed: 7.7 mph