Sea Kayaking Loch Scavaig

The Cuillins from Elgol (Picture from a previous trip)
It was the third and final trip of the weekend and after a proper scottish breakfast it was time to head to Elgol. I always think you judge the beauty of a place by the weather.......if you are still in awe in bad weather the this is a special place! You can definitely say this about Elgol.
When we launched the Loch was looking mean with chop and wind everywhere. The call of the Cuillins was too much to cower in the van! Destination was Loch Coruisk (Britain's Favourite View). It was Catherine's birthday and we planned to celebrate in style! Neil had the candles and we had the cake! As we made slow progress across the Loch enjoying the excitement that the waves provided. 
Neil and Dad overshadowed by the Cuillins
As we neared the end of the Loch the weather was improving and we made headway much quicker. We passed the seal colony quietly and made our way around the coast to our landing point. With our trusty pocket rocket and birthday surprise we made our way to Loch Coruisk. 
Loch Coruisk (not the best pic!)
Celebrating Catherine's Birthday in Style !

Having sheltered from the wind and eaten too much cake it was time to make our way back to the boats. The landing had not been as simple as we would have liked with slippery sea weed to contend with. I also had to contend with a dead crab that Neil had put on my seat! I seemed to be the only one not laughing !!

The paddle back was great with little wind and stunning scenery! We were sad to be heading back as it marked the end of a fantastic weekend!

The Cuillins provide a spectacular amphitheatre in which to paddle and it is easy to see why the Isle of Skye has such a pull! We will definitely be coming back. 

Team Pic at the end of a great weekend 

Footnote: If you find yourself without a kayak then take the Misty Isle! I have previously experienced this boat trip and it is first class! 


  1. Excellent! I'm there in a couple of weeks and hope to take in Soay as part of this paddle...

    1. Thank you hope you enjoy! One of our favourite places!