‘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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1 Response to “‘Barradise’……”


  1. 1 monica pedley August 27, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Dave,
    Great to see your photos ,great title and very appropriate: Barradise indeed. I just loved that week on Barra and loved sea kayaking. My friends are so impressed when I show them my photos at how beautiful it is and the tales of otters and seals, driftwood collection and sheep rescue. It was such fun. I could seriously get into sea kayaking and want to do a lot more. I followed your link to Plas y Brenin and might do something with them next year.I’d like to do the Clearwater trip to Oman but won’t be able to afford it next year,as the air fare is pricey, so I’ll have to save up.I like your other photos too of your different exploits.
    Best wishes
    Monica


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