A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Skye to undertake 4* training with Gordon Brown. The weather when i arrived in Skye was perfect, pity about the low pressure than came in over night……The weather started OK…..
The first day of training was spent indoors doing tidal planning and navigation work while the wind howled and the rain poured. On arrival back at the tent, it was at an ‘interesting’ angle so I retreated to a warm and dry B and B.
The second day of training was spent at Armadale where we did blind leading around the skerries and played in and around some interesting gaps and rocks.The Armadale to Mallaig ferry
The next day we visited Kylerhea where the tide was still noticeable despite it being neap tides. We did loads of wet work trying to stand up in our boats and getting out in very awkward places.The Kylerhea community owned ferry http://www.skyeferry.co.uk/
After all that excitement, I went back to my parents house (via B and Q). The weekend weather was great again and I spent Sunday helping my friend with an open boat session in Inverness.Eleanor in full flow Open boat x rescue