Wet out West - part 2 / August 2009

The day had not started well, taking the tents down in torrential rain and bundling everything soaking wet into the car and yet by late afternoon a sudden break in the clouds saw a flurry of activity, drying tents and gear and loading the boats before leaving the tranquil waters around Samalaman Island and Glenuig behind.
Skirting the islands guarding the entrance to Loch Ailort.

Bothy nights...

Another wet morning and the team head out on fire wood duty. (Wet weather gear courtesy of the MBA)

By 5pm, after a succesful afternoon's fishing, the clag has cleared sufficiently to warrant an evening paddle across the mouth of Loch nan Uamh.
A stag and hind, (look closely!) which swam approx' 1km of open water to reach their island home for the night.
In the continuing poor, if at times dramatic conditions, the next day saw further exploration of the Sound of Arisiag, the highlights being a perfect beach close to Rudh' Arisaig, an incredibly situated bothy, reminiscent of an Alpine hut, perched in splendid isolation above the sea...
...and a young common seal whose dream induced flipper twitching we regretfully disturbed.
And a word of warning, never offer to carry Kev's wooden boat!

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