Monday, 18 July 2016

Island hopping - Pabbay, St Kilda and Lewis

Corpach basin to the Isle of Eriskey via the Sound of Mull.  Eriskey to Castlebay, Castlebay to Pabbay, 3 days on Pabbay, Pabbay to Eriskey, Eriskey to St Kilda, 2 days spent here exploring on Hirta and some went sea kayaking.  We sailed around Boreray, Stac Lee and Stac an Armin (we didnt climb the stacks, far too many birds) before heading up to the Flannen Isles, on to North Rona and finally back to Stornoway where we moored up and stayed put for 4 days, enjoying the brilliant music festival.  As a bit of a multi activity trip, we manage climbing, sea kayaking, swimming, walking, island culture, bird watching, fishing (we caught some whoppers), dolphin and whale spotting, calm seas, rough seas, all kinds of weather, fantastic hospitality on the islands.  The highlights for me were getting back onto Pabbay for a few routes, arriving at St Kilda and spending 4 days on Lewis and Harris climbing walking and sampling the local gin.  A great trip and there will be many more to come.  If you want to do something similar then let me know!

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