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Progress with the guidebook has been somewhat curtailed of late with the latest arrival of the Macleod Clan and being rather busy at work over the Winter and Spring.  However steady progress will resume once the flood of nappies is under control!

Macleod’s Seals

Loch Dunvegan is home to not only the Clan Macleod’s castle but to important colonies of common seals. 35% of Skye’s total population or 2% of the UK’s population to be more precise. The waters of Loch Dunvegan have hence been designated as a special area of conservation because of the seal population.
The Scottish Canoe Association published […]

Skye Time

This sign didn’t put us off. Despite the wind’s best efforts we managed to get afloat and another two trips were completed. Skye’s only railway was visited, sea eagles were spotted (several times) and a good healthy dose of sunshine was soaked up.

Where in Skye?
Another Scottish beach… More trip to ‘do’ Dunvegan and Waternish Points is planned […]

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 […]


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.

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