Gigha Mini Adventure

9th August 2011, 33 photos.

A two day weather window (well, howling gale, but dry at least) on my week off with James so off to one of my favourite Hebrides - Gigha - for a mini-adventure of cycling, wild camping, playing on beaches and ocean kayaking. My first time on Gigha arriving by surface transport. James' first time on Gigha full stop. It's a magical place and this wee trip just emphasised that.

Ready to sail. I'll carry ALL the gear then, will I?

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Rest stop. Only 3 and a half miles to the north of the island, but feels like 30 to James as he toils into a brutal northerly gale.

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White Hebridean sand - ye cannae beat it

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The plum camping spot, overlooking the north beach but way too exposed to the gale for the tent tonight unfortunately.

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The south beach

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The north beach - softest sand in the world!

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Salt and sand in the air

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So hunkered down in the dunes, out of the wind (we hope)

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A braw wee spot - time for supper

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Relaxing while the fire gets going - James' shadow and me

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Coming back from the cludgie?

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Coastal walk after tea

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Exploring

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This hair style and facial expression perhaps illustrates the wind

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Jura broods in the distance

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Gigha north coast

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Toothbrush dance? I don't know why. Dusk.

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Dawn.

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The two beaches

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We found a crab, sort of

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The north beach

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Beautiful north beach

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Eilean Garbh

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Close to our wee beaches now

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Lets chase the ferry!

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Kayaking in Ardminish Bay

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Kayaking

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Back at Ardminish. Smug kayaker

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Paddling - a wee bit cooler than the Algarve a couple of weeks ago

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The Boathouse restaurant and unofficial/official camping area - too tame for us!

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Mini-adventurers

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Ardminish jetty

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Time to bail out - two more days of solid rain on their way, otherwise we'd have stayed for the week. We'll fly in next time son.

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9th August 2011, 33 photos. View this album in Flickr.