Archive for August, 2007

‘Barradise’……

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After seeing a small plane land on a white sandy beach, and always wanting to experience camping out of a sea kayak I decided a trip to the Outer Hebrides was for me. I booked a ‘Wild Barra’ trip with Clearwater Paddling, based in Castlebay on the southernmost inhabited islands of the Outer Hebrides called Barra and Vatersay: one is the seat of the ancient royal clan, the other was home to a band of outlaws.

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You can get there in one of these…Twin-Otter

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Using these……..! I used Flybe to get to Glasgow, and British Airways to get to Barra……

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Flights to the island land at Eoligarry, on the cockle strand beach – the only runway in the world to be washed daily by the tide!

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Larry…….!

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GPS track of the trip we did to our camp spot ( just having a go with Google Earth and screen grabs ! ) will post a trip report, photos etc. soon…………………………

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Another couple of trips,  our first trip as a group is marked in green. We paddled across Castlebay to one of the deserted beaches on Vatersay.

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Couple of minutes after this shot an otter ran across the beach into the sea !

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On the way back from Vatersay we paddled round Kisimul Castle.

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One of our trips in the north of the Island

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Our guides,  Mark and Tom,  getting things organised for the days trip…..

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