May 6, 2021 | Adventures, Kayaking
If you're an architect who specialises in remote sites, how do you do your site visits? For Mary Arnold-Forster the answer is to paddle there.
After a crossing from Isle Ornsay on the Isle of Skye to just north of Airor on the Knoydart Coast. We had tantalising glimpses of porpoise just in front of us making their way up the channel.
A quiet bay a couple of kilometres out of the village made for a wonderful camp site.
Image our delight at finding Knoydart Brewery were open!
The perfect evening.
The following morning we had a leisurely pack of the boats, placing them before the rising tide and waiting for the sea to come to us.
The morning light was spectacular.
Following the shore back out into the Sound of Sleat we were in a world of Wild Scotland with Black Throated and Great Northern Divers, Common Seals and these Purple Sandpiper.
With the wind coming up the Sound we made our transit to the Skye shore and then turned right for a push north, running with the wind and waves to the coast of Sleat.
Perfect timing, enough water to get into the bay and Sunday lunch at the Hotel, straight off the water.
Hugging the coast of Knoydart with it's wild goats for company.