Allison and Will are up here again, so I had to try and find somewhere we’d not paddled before. Gruinard Island (known as Anthrax Island due to military testing back in 1942) was the place for the day. There’s some great varied coastline around it to explore.

The next day was a bit breezy for paddling so I had the day off and since Will is a keen climber we went down to climb a couple of classic climbs at Tollie Crag. I don’t really get enough time clambering around on rocks that aren’t surrounded by water.

We then managed to fit in another quick paddle together from Gairloch where we had a pod of porpoise swimming around us for quite a while.