Geo-Trips :: Bornesketaig from Rhenigidale

Bornesketaig

A boat trip from Rhenigidale, Mon, 30 Sep 2013 by Toby Speight

preceding legThis trip is part of a series.

I got an early start from the lovely youth hostel at Rhenigidale (Gatliff Hebridean Hostel Trust hostels are much simpler than their mainland cousins, reminiscent of what hostelling used to be like), and set out to Sgeir an Daimh. North of Sgeir In-ao is a marker for the shipping lane, and it was soon reached. I went south to Sgeir In-ao itself, but it was under the tide, and I didn't have time to hang around for it to uncover.

An easterly breeze was building up, and this slowed me down as I paddled to my next objective. I've passed the Eugenie Rock buoy before, but didn't have a good picture of it; today's bright sunshine was a chance to remedy this. After that, it was another long crossing, with a brief step ashore at Fladda-chuain, back to Bornesketaig where I'd started two days earlier.

I finished the day, and the trip, with a big smile and several hectads now complete.

On the map below, the grey line is the GPS track from this trip. Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NG2498 : Sgeir an Daimh by Toby Speight
Sgeir an Daimh
A small skerry off the east Harris coast.

NG2993 : Lane marker north of Sgeir In-ao by Toby Speight
Lane marker north of Sgeir In-ao
Although a starboard-hand buoy, this one is normally passed to port, as it... more

NG3584 : Eugenie Rock buoy by Toby Speight
Eugenie Rock buoy
A south cardinal buoy: dangerous shallow rocks extend from just north of here up... more

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