Scotland Bank holiday Easter Club Trip Day 2 Sea Kayak Arisaig by Frankie Annan

Easter Saturday – Arisaig Sea Paddle

Saturday saw the sea kayakers head to Arisaig for the day. After taking over the car park and launching we proceeded to follow the coast and explore all the dead end channels for a couple of hours. Along the way porpoise (or was that Friday?) and a sea eagle were spotted, along with heron and seals. It is quite likely that some gel coat was left behind on a few rocks as a few people with brave enough to follow Nikki A into some narrow/shallow gaps. Lunch was a short break that coincided with the sun hiding behind a cloud and the last of the ebb, so a longer carry to the water after lunch – who planned that? Some exploration of the main channel into Arisaig led us to the unusual sight of seals behaving more like dolphins – they were leaping out of the water and they definitely were seals – very entertaining. The paddle back to the get in saw the cloud gather and Eigg disappeared into the mist. The longer drive back to the hostel was the perfect excuse for a visit to the fish & chip shop in Kinlochleven for some.