A week in the Pentland Firth - With Glenmore Lodge - Photos^

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A week in the Pentland Firth - With Glenmore Lodge - Photos^

Post by yellofello » Thu May 29, 2008 1:35 pm

Dont normally do this sort of post but had a great time, so thought would post.

Spent a week in the Pentland Firth Area with Glenmore Lodge on a course with some friends, to improve our sea kayaking skills and planning.

Based in Thurso we were blessed with excellent weather, and learned so much from Giles and Roy, our instructors, especially in rough sea handling. Apparently it was the first time they ran this type of course and I can thoroughly recommend it, if your are looking to improve your skills.

Anyway, here are some photos...

A sunny days paddling...
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Lunch Stop Round Corner From The Knee
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Abandoned??
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Approaching The Knee
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Approaching The Knee 2
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Surf Landing
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Calm
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Stroma Crossing
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Stroma Harbour
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Abandoned Ford Escort - Stroma
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Kneave Island Beach
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Kneave Island Arches
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Kneave Island Arches 2
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Exploring Caves - Kneave Island
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Approaching Noss Head
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Noss Head
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Hope its not too long winded and you enjoy.

P
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Post by Kate D » Thu May 29, 2008 1:38 pm

Fantastic photos. Why not add them to Helen's photo competition? See the 'Sticky'

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Post by lg18 » Thu May 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Wow - superb! Those last 2 pics are so atmospheric.

I paddled round Neave Island last year, but the swell was too big to get close in - must go back on a calmer day.

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Post by Mark R » Thu May 29, 2008 3:07 pm

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Mike Marshall » Thu May 29, 2008 7:05 pm

Top shots Yello and a great part of the Country.
Lovely to see it so calm. Cant wait to get up there

Mull last week in June ;-)
Bring it ON!!!!


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Post by yellofello » Thu May 29, 2008 7:47 pm

Thanks for the positive comments guys.

Enjoy Mull Mike, you lucky git.

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Post by yellofello » Thu May 29, 2008 10:32 pm

PImagene More

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Post by naefearjustbeer » Fri May 30, 2008 1:27 am

Bah the secrets out!! Next thing you know you wont be able to move up here for kayaks. Spotted the Glenmore lodge minibus and trailer a couple of times. Looks like you got some fantastic conditions to paddle in.

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Post by naefearjustbeer » Fri May 30, 2008 1:35 am

Image and it really is a stunning little beach. Nice and secluded.

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Post by StuartM » Fri May 30, 2008 11:18 am

Good stuff.

I particularly like the Approaching Noss Head shot.

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Post by fiona » Fri May 30, 2008 11:50 am

Fantastic photos, very intersting to see them. You certainly got the weather for it!

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Post by naefearjustbeer » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:12 pm

Just re read your description of the course saying you learned loads about rough water techniques. You photos look like it was all placid water. I dont think I have ever seen the pentland firth (Stroma crossing pics) looking so calm. Or was the camera firmly secured in the rough!

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Post by yellofello » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:01 pm

Camera was firmly secured and packed away in the rough...as my eyes were popping out my head.

On the Thursday/Friday of the course were in big seas, especially round Duncansby and Neave.

the Stroma crossing was very calm in comparison, just had to negotiate the tidal race which was no biggy

Sometimes photos just don't do things justice.

Safe paddling.

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Post by Cornholio » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:25 pm

Excellent shots, maybe "the North Coast" will become the new "West Coast" up here!
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Post by Helen M » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 pm

Looks a great trip. Good photo choice for the comp - remember you can put as many on as you want providing you just pick 2 to be judged.

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