Somerfield 250314 (34)David and Brodie had tried to come out paddling with me last year but due to the wind we had to cancel, this time we had fantastic weather. The wind was due to be a little strong in Poolewe where they stay at the Poolewe Hotel, so we nipped across to Badachro where we’d get some shelter from the wind. It worked and we had good conditions, light winds and sunshine.


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They have some experience paddling around in boats, so we set off in the sea kayaks to see how we got on. Being slender long sea kayaks these boats wobbled a little more than they where used to. It didn’t take long practising some skills before we where ready to set off to see what we could find.

There where reports of up to 30 seals swimming around in a group earlier in the day, so we where sure we’d see some. We only found one, but he was a very cute baby seal who perched on a rock, posing for a picture. For the rest of the session we had a gentle relaxed paddle looking at the fantastic views. ┬áMarch paddling in north west Scotland can be fantastic!