Thursday, 16 January 2014

Back on the Sea

Since my big trip last year I've barely been on the sea. It's been hard to get the motivation up to venture out for a day at a time. Kevin chased me out, however, and on a fine clear January day we launched from Crail, with Trevor (who has the good fortune to live there).

There was enough swell going to give me a slap in the face when we were barely out of the harbour. As always, I'd been a bit late in closing my cag, and a good chunk of cold water ran down inside.
With a short day in mind, we headed out past Fife Ness, the former site of Fife Coastguard, before reorganisation.

From there it was out to the North Carr beacon, though Kevin stopped to do some negotiations over lobsters.

He put these in his cockpit, an act which shows great faith in the power of rubber bands.

The North Carr is a pretty infamous spot for shipping. It has a sad history. It looks pretty innocuous in this picture, but that's because I wasn't taking photos when the bigger swells came past.

At the small harbour at Fife Ness, the remains of the lighthouse building project can be clearly seen in the rocks. It wasn't the best day for getting into the harbour, though.

The tide helped us back to Crail, and a fine end to a short winter day.


  1. Good to see you back on the water Iain. That is a lovely piece of coast. I have walked it but never kayaked it. Your photos make me want to visit once I am back on the water myself. Douglas

  2. Great place for adventure! I would really enjoy going to the outdoors and exploring the wonderful corryvreckan whirlpool. It's really famous and I love to try boating in there. It would be so thrilling!