Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Scotland Outside continues to be incredible! Teaching navigation skills on The Island of Kerrera today.

Gylen Castle at the south west end of the island. 

The only map required....The Bunk House / Bothy is worth a stay in.

Oban Bay from Kerrera.

The shadows are still long!

Today I was working over on the beautiful Island of Kerrera with a bunch of young people. Kerrera is a short ferry ride from Oban and has a charm all of it's own. Once off the four wheel drive tracks it is craggy and rough under foot, making it ideal for teaching navigation. It was another incredible day of wall to wall sunshine. With no wind out at sea it felt really summery. Kerrera has a fine tea room and small bunk house which can be booked up. It also has a very loud parrot sanctuary! It was great to be at sea level for a change and very pleasant to stretch the legs a little on the flatter ground. Back to the snow covered hills tomorrow and again on Friday for more winter guiding work. The forecast is looking a little more changeable, I am getting used to summer! But don't be fooled we have some of the best winter conditions for many years on the west coast and HPL are still offering winter mountain based courses through to April.