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Monday, 29 June 2015

Lismore

On Friday the 26.6.2015 David, Gordon, Lucy, Robby, Ana and myself met on a campsite near Port Appin to paddle around the isle of Lismore for the following two days. Lismore is flanked by the mainland, the Morvern peninsula and the isle of Mull. Here we have our first break on Lismore near the pier of Achnacroish.
 We explored some smaller isles to the East...
 .. and then carried on...
 ... to reach the Lismore lighthouse at the South end. A channel separates Lismore from the wee isle with the lighthouse. During spring tides the flow in this channel can be very high. Whilst there was a strong tidal flow it was manageable for us as there were neap tides.
 Whilst exploring the lighthouse the Clansman, our Calmac ferry from the previous weekend, passed presumably on its way to Barra.
 We paddled 25 km and camped near the ruin of the castle and started a driftwood beach fire...
 ...burning all evening. The trick is to have these fires below the high tide line so that its traces are gone after a flood.
 Here is the ruin of the castle...
 ... and here is our landing spot with the Morvern peninsula on the other side of the water.
 Here we launch the kayaks in the morning...
 ... paddling the West side of the island in a strong tail wind...
 ... to reach another castle ruin...
 ... with some horses.
 The tail win pushed us on without generating difficult-to-manage waves. It rained occasionally but overall during the paddling the weather was fine to us even though it rained hard at night.
 We then crossed back from Lismore to our starting point, port Appin, with a strong side wind and some tidal flow. All manageable by ferry gliding.
 Here we land after 25 km on day 1 and 15 km on day 2.
HW 


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