For some time I have had only one Lomo boot which really wasn’t very useful. I searched high and low but its friend was never discovered and I had given up all hope of finding it again. Eventually I gave in and bought a new pair. However after our paddle yesterday, a lomo boot was spotted inside a lobster pot by the side of the road. It was the missing boot! Discovered at least 7 months since it was lost! The boots are now reunited and very happy they are too. Happy boots!
Yesterday we paddled around Deerness in the east mainland from the fantastic slip at Newark to the beach at Halley. Although on Friday we had a huge westerly storm, there was still a bit of sea on the east side. Rather than a slow easy swell, there was a fair amount of clapotis around coming off the cliffs. I did a little bit of rock hopping, getting right into the soup on one occasion (brace, brace, brace……). We carried on up the coast and made our way to The Gloup. Under the waterfall at the back of the Gloup
We then carried on northwards towards Mull Head, pausing beneath the Brough of Deerness for a quick snack. Once we rounded Mull Head the swell and clapotis lessened considerably.Ansgar and Jackie rounding Mull HeadCathy off Mull Head
We rounded the head and then made our way to a beach in one of the geos reached by a tunnel. Often the end of this is difficult to get through but the high tide made it easy for us to pass all the way through. Tunnel