2021 Scottish Sea Kayaking Trip to the Summer Isles
Day 12 Thursday Seana Chamas Bay to Eilean Tloram (Fishing Station) by Frankie Annan
The 8:00am avoid the midges starts were a now well-established routine, breakfast at elevenses (which was pretty much never at 11am) and a coffee without a mouthful of Scottish midge. The gentle paddle to the Fish Station was yet more of the coast that just keeps giving. More caves to explore and rocks to hop around in the sunshine once the morning fog had burned off.
The search for the next 5* campsite bypassed some wonderful beaches that were discounted for being too busy (5 people). “Around the corner was a better option”, promised Keith. Redpoint beach did not disappoint. After a debate about which end of the beach to land on, Andy suggested the left end, so of course we went to the right towards the fishing refuge, and abandoned crofts landing on the beach to find yet another wonderful camping spot. We were at the farthest point south of our trip as Friday’s plan was a paddle into Gairloch via the pub – but that is a tale for someone-else’s write up!
With tents pitched, there was time to explore the sand dunes and walk along the beach. A collection of old rusty anchors was explored, along with the fishing shelter and the ruins, before walking along the beach and pondering if aliens had landed.
Another very relaxed day of paddling rounded off with a sunny afternoon on the beach, some strange conversation between Andy and Keith, that had something to do with cricket I believe, and an early night to avoid the midges.
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