Monday, 12 October 2009

Day 8

Yesterday's rough seas and strong winds had thankfully disappeared by the time we woke up this morning. Not wanting to waste good weather we got on the water pretty sharpish and made good progress towards Nairn. We had a bit of wind in our faces but less than when crossing Burghead Bay.
After five hours paddling we pulled into Nairn harbour and headed for the town centre. We picked up some food for the next few days and fish and chips for lunch. Tourists and locals alike took an interest in the canoe nestled amongst the sailing and fishing boats.
The best sea paddling of the trip came this afternoon. We left Nairn harbour to find glassy smooth seas and shallow, gentle swell. The hazy sun of the morning had been replaced with slightly dull skies but there was't a breath of wind. We got up to a good speed and were at the end of Whiteness Head only two hours later. We're now camped in the dunes near the mouth of the lagoon listening to the seals (we counted seventeen of them when we landed here!) flap about on the beach.

1 comment:

  1. Seals? Don't forget to watch for the dolphins - far more entertaining and much less noisy.