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Skye 07


The Scottish Sea Kayaking symposium on Skye 2007 offered the opportunity to meet up with and paddle with family and old friends, and to enjoy music and a wee beverage or two... as one does.










Approaching the Red Cuillins








Nigel with his sister Debbie








Scottish summer paddling weather








Soay on the map....

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Landing on slippery wrack below the shark fishing station once operated by Gavin Maxwell








Ruins of the abandoned shark fishing station on Soay







The tank once used for pickling shark meat... something that didn't always turn out quite as Gavin Maxwell planned!








Lobster pots stacked outside the house








Kevin Mansell (left) and Howard Jeffs







Steam boiler at the shark fishing station

To learn more about the shark fishing station, see my blog entry.








Scottish rain-gear








Nigel's sister Debbie in her Silhouette











Scottish sunglasses







Debbie ducking through the waterfalls that tumble from the cliffs


















Jeff behind a waterfall
















   Debbie










Ceilidh time in the evening... with Gordon Brown (right)








Nigel meets up with paddling friends Rosemary and Graham Arthur.






"well, if you're a girl, wear jeans... if you're a man, wear a skirt...."

The men don their kilts and dance till the wee hours with the prettiest girls...




when sleep begins to overtake even the young...


Nigel and Andrew