North-West Scotland

Jen and I have been on a short trip up to the North-West of Scotland for the past week. For the first four days we met up with B and were out with Alex from Norwest Sea Kayaking.

B kayaking near Culkein Drumbeg

Despite strong West & South-West winds and big swells forecast we were able to get out kayaking every day by making use of the sheltered areas around Drumbeg and Oldany Island on the North coast of Assynt. Additionally, despite carrying tents we were able to use a well appointed private bothy, which made for a very pleasant trip; one of the benefits of being out with a local outfit.

B, Alex and Jen on one of the beautiful Assynt beaches
B enjoying the benefits of the bothy



After a day off around Lochinver, Jen & I went up Canisp on Sunday in mixed weather. The cloud cleared on the summit giving great views of Stac Pollaidh, Cul Mor and Suilven.

Suilven from Canisp

The last couple of days we were in the Deargs South-East of Ullapool. There were fairly strong North-West winds and hail, snow and sleet down to about 700m although it was only settling above about 900m.

Jen near the summit of Eididh nan Clach Geala
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