Saturday, 7 July 2012
Working at the South Islay Festival of the Sea.
Traditional boat building is alive! Approx 7 seven days to build this fine craft! She was launched this afternoon.
I haven't been to Islay for a few years so it was fantastic when Hebridean Pursuits were invited to work at the Festival. HPL are coasteering guiding and day one was very busy indeed! We did a lot of swimming today...
Islay is beautiful, it is a very varied island with great hill walking, surfing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and fantastic bird watching all to be had. And of course the whiskey is amazing.
The festival of the sea is a brilliant example of community spirit and organisation. Sailing, games, dances, films and tradional boat building all playing their part.
We have been lucky with the weather as its been dry most of the last two days!
I look forward to day 2 and more coastal experiences.