|Looking out on our route from Ganavan sands|
The route out to the lighthouse and back is the course of a race that is held on the last weekend of May each year. I haven't managed to make it to this race, but I hope to one year.
The wonderful conditions made it a very relaxing paddle with views down towards Jura to the south and a mountain panorama around us from the island of Mull through to the highest mountains in Scotland further up Loch Linnhe.
|The mountains of Mull|
|The lighthouse on Eilean Musdile on the southern end of Lismore|
We didn't have time for a stop on Mull, so I just touched the rocks to complete the crossing, and then we turned around to head back via Lismore and reversed the crossing back to Ganavan. A bit of a breeze had developed and the crossing was a bit more lively with some chop and small swell on our starboard beam. It would have been nice if the swell was from more behind us, but you can't have everything!
|Duart Castle, Isle of Mull|
A great paddle, and I was glad I stayed to make use of the good conditions rather than heading straight back home from the race.
About 24km paddled.