Another taste of Rum - full measure to follow

After one failed attempt to paddle around Rum, though we spent two nights on the island, and another on a separate occasion after paddling around Canna having crossed from Glenbrittle on Skye, it seemed time to get the measure of Rum. A small selection of images below.
A still night, looking across the Sound of Rum from a wonderfully situated camp on Eigg.
White sands among the skerries of Arisaig and another spectacular sunset...
...looking back on the crossing just completed - from the north east corner of Rum, direct to the skerries. One of the longest open crossings I've made I think, certainly when paddling alone - approximately 35km - all of it except for half an hour in the middle when the wind dropped completely, with a F4/5 on the beam, and the final 12km with a good F5 headwind. And for a stretch of water with little tidal movement, there were some interesting things occurring in the middle of the Cuillin Sound. A spectacular trip - the full measure to follow.


Ian Johnston said…
Great images Will, loking forward to the full version!