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Changing Forecasts

The Met Office have decided to spilt in half the inshore weather forecast area covering the same area as the Northwest Highlands guidebook. The local fisherman’s group lobbied for the change as they felt the Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath forecast didn’t always reflect the weather around Skye in particular. The new areas:
“Ardnamurchan Point to […]

The early bird

Some time’s I known to rise out of my bed early, well rarely in fact if I’m not working. Prior to heading out to the Small Isles with my wife in 2007, I wasn’t totally convinced about the forecast after hearing it.

So I popped down to the beaches of Arisaig to get a clear […]

Arisaig Glow

The view from the new road above the village of Arisaig looking out towards the Sgurr of Eigg and the low lying isle of Muck. It’s a view I will never tire of.


There’s no mistaking that noise of rain tipping down onto your tent flysheet when your  half asleep and tucked safely in your warm sleeping bag. Thoughts of being get wet, packing away wet kit suddenly flood your mind as does a great relcutance to emerge from your sleeping bag. Yor body and mind so no or […]


I'm currently writing a sea kayaking guidebook for the Northwest Highlands; Cape Wrath to Ardnamurchan Point including Skye & the Small Isles. This blog will keep you updated as to my progress and hopefully the blog and in turn the book will inspire you experience the Northwest Highlands by sea kayak yourself.

What I'm reading...