Yesterday we set off from Keil Point on the Mull of Kintyre at 5.50am. We got a great push from the tide around the Mull and northwards again.
Heading north again was such a morale boost having spent the last week negotiating five significant open water crossings including getting round the Mulls of Galloway and Kintyre.
The first 18 miles flew by and by 10am we were in the Ugadale Hotel in Machrinhanish. A stunning refurbished venue which is helping breath new life and opportunity into the village.
If you like golf and Scotland then get yourself up there. The staff are brilliant and made us rather untidy kayakers feel very welcome.
Thanks in particular to Shaun Galbraith who looked after us and also made a very generous donation to our charities.
After eating ourselves stupid we set off to Point Sands Holiday Park near Tarbet. We were followed by a number of very friendly seals and after another 18 miles we were rewarded with amazing views of Gigha, Jura, Islay and Cara. We pitched our tents, managed to get some clothes washed and dry and were in bed by 9.30 and asleep shortly after.
Slightly later start this morning as we wanted to stock up on supplies at the campsite shop. Rebecca Maxwell Macdonald, the owner of the site was there. She chatted about our expedition and the charities we are supporting and with that she told us to help ourselves to provisions – they would be on her. Wow another wonderful example of the generosity shown us in this trip. Thank you so much Rebecca! Hope your son retrieves his Crocs off Cara!