Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Loch Roag and Loch Roag Beag - 16th June 2016

This was the final paddle of our St Kilda trip. We had left the Monach Islands on the wednesday evening, motoring into an increasing NE wind. We spent the night in the bay on the east side of Taransay, and then on the following day we spent a while on shore exploring this wonderful island. It was too wild to paddle, so we returned to the Cuma and carried on north, past Scarpa to anchor for the last night in the shelter of Loch Tamnabhaigh on the west coast of Lewis.

Conditions were pretty wild on the Friday morning as we completed the final leg of our trip and rounded Gallan Head and back into the calmer waters of Loch Roag. We launched the kayaks from the Cuma and explored Pabaigh Mor, entering the hidden lagoon on the northern end of the island. We comtemplated leaving the lagoon on the NE side, but wisely we opted to return down the SW side and made our way south down through Loch Roag to enter the long, thin Loch Roag Beag.

Motoring north towards Loch Roag

Pabaigh Mor lagoon
The strong wind from the north were making conditions pretty choppy, but we didn't necessarily seek shelter. We swung out into the loch to enable us to get a better downwind run into Loch Roag Beag. So we surfed our way down the loch and completed our week's adventures at the Giosla power station.

About 20km paddled. Thanks to Gordon, Rowland, Murdo and the gang for a great holiday.
Gordon Brown
Rowland Woollven
Murdo MacDonald

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1 comment:

Miamaria Padlemia said...

! Looks like a spectacular trip!