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Sea kayaking days in the north-west Highlands

April days in the far north-west

Sea kayaking days in the north-west Highlands

Wednesday April 3rd 2013

The great weather continues well into its second week now. Clear blue skies, warmth in the sun but sub-zero overnight temperatures have been the norm now for about 10 days. Dry and cold easterly breezes have parched the grass and we could actually do with a bit of rain to freshen the grazing up for the lambs which are due in the next few weeks.

Those travelling up to holiday in the far north-west over Easter have been treated to Sutherland at its best. Great weather and stunning views aided by outstanding air clarity, save for the odd heather burning here and there.

Rebecca and I went sea kayaking along the Stoer Peninsular to the south on Monday and we were joined here at the Adventure School on Tuesday by Hannah, Hillary and John. All avid fans of the far north-west.

We spent much of the day touring together around Loch Laxford's bays and rocky coves, stopping for lunch, taking in the views (both above and below the surface with really clear water), watching seals from a distance, and perfecting the sculling draw before tea and cakes on the grass at Ardmore.

We will be running our popular sea kayaking days throughout the season, around our six day adventure courses, to fit in with your holiday plans, and our other courses. You can find out more about them on the website with a link directly from the home page. Great for adults to come on their own or together, or for families with children of 8 years and over. We sometimes put family teams together if the children are over similar ages, and adults together if experience and aspirations match but tend not to mix the two.

Back to painting and decorating ready for the start of a busy season in a few weeks time.