Route trace for day 2. Our initial course was due north, in reality we paddled facing north north west until we reached a point where we could turn north east and go with the flow to The Shiants, a route calculated to avoid the inconvenience of shooting past the islands!
Packing the kayaks on the second morning, ready for the tide from the north end of Fladda-chuain to take us northeast towards The Shiants
Eugenie Rock buoy, north of Fladda-chuain, our first waypoint and a magnet for Minke Whales
Passing the Galtachan chain of sea stacks on the final leg of the crossing
Arriving on the shingle beach which divides the two main islands of The Shiants after the crossing from Fladda-chuain
Setting up camp on Eilean an Taighe above the beach
A puffin returning to its nest burrow on Garbh EIlean with a beak full of sandeels
A White-tailed Eagle on the lookout along the cliffs of Garbh Eilean being carefully watched by a Raven
Puffin on the cliffs on the East side of Garbh Eilean stretching their wings
Razorbill returning to the cliffs on Garbh Eilean
Eilean an Taighe from Garbh Eilean with the kayaks visible on the shore by the narrow shingle beach which divides the two islands.
Looking out along the coast of Garbh Eilean past the Galtachan to the shore of Lewis
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