My friends & I went on an overnight trip with Rockhopper in the middle of September & had an absolute ball.
We met with our guide Stewart at Rockhopper's HQ & talked through the plan for the day/weekend.
In order to give us a better route, we drove our car up to Glen Uig & Stewart followed in the van.
The weather the first morning was somewhat drab & a little rainy - however we all got into our (supplied) wet weather gear & paddled out to sea!
I have to say we had a fantastic time - we went to Castle Tioram & had a wander around which was very interesting. We paddled via a ledge where there were some mussels a few of which we took with us in the kayak for eats later on.
All the way Stewart kept us entertained with information about the areas flora, fauna & history. We then paddled out though some quite choppy waves which got the adrenaline going.
The weather improved, the sun came out & we stopped to camp on a little peninsula with 3 small (white) sandy beaches.
We all put our tents up & Stewart got the dinner on the go - including our fresh mussels with a nice wee broth of butter, onion, garlic & pepper. We all sat on a nice little ledge watching the sun go down over the isles of Rum & Eigg - it was simply idyllic.
After a nice night's sleep with only the noise from the ocean we woke to find a glorious morning - we had porridge & tea/coffee & paddled out into the sea again. We paddled round the coast to Loch Ailort & onto a quite stunning white sandy beach with the clearest blue sea, it was more like Thailand than Scotland! Amazing!
We had a great time chatting over a cup of tea & some lunch. After this we had some fun paddling through some rocks as the waves swept over them as seals watched us, brilliant fun!
We then paddled into Glen Uig tired, but very very happy.
We had a brilliant time & I'd recommend anyone to go on a trip with these guys - especially with Stewart who made the weekend with his good humour, tips & calm manner - he even put up with our rubbish jokes about wi-fi codes (in the middle of nowhere).
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