IT’S not like we need to do much to convince you to go on this sea kayaking expedition, but this video by Rupert Shanks (on the Wilderness Scotland staff) might just have you booking a train ticket to Inverness.
Guardian journalist Michael Tait has been on the trip, called the ‘West Coast Explorer’ expedition, and it’s safe to say it met his every expectation and more. In the video he explains that the sight of sea kayakers gliding across pristine lochs had been making him jealous for many, many years…and that this is why he’s finally gone up to Scotland and had a go.
This particular trip offered by Wilderness Scotland is the perfect introduction to expedition sea kayaking and explores the beautiful locations of Plockton, Skye and Knoydart, showing you how to plan a kayaking expedition and what to carry with you in your kayak.
The cost is £775 per person sharing, including a mix of hostel accommodation and wild camping, all meals, the services of a experienced guide, all specialist sea kayaking equipment, camping and safety equipment and transport from Inverness railway station.
The next West Coast Explorer trip leaves on 22nd August so there is still time to take one of the three remaining places for this departure.
Until then, click play below and start dreaming of breaking through eerily still water, drinking red wine from a camping mug and tasting freshly caught mussels cooked on an open fire…
Produced by Wilderness Scotland (wildernessscotland.com). Music Domhnall Mor na Ceapaich by Daimh.net
Bookings are now also being taken for 2016 – 1 June , 16 July and 20 August.