A Sea Kayaking Journey into the edge of the Morvern Peninsula
Staying at Resipole campsite this Easter provided Tania and me with an opportunity to explore Loch Sunart and the surrounding area. Meeting up with Steve that week, we decided that a trip into Loch Teacuis was in order.
I lived on the Morvern Peninsula some 30 years ago and had always wanted to approach Loch Teacuis and Barr by sea. This was the perfect opportunity - the weather was settled and the day was looking good.
Launching from Camas Fearna on Ardnamuchan, we paddled eastwards towards Glen Borrodale and the island of Risga. From there it was time to head south, skirting the island of Carna before making our way through the narrows and in to Loch Teacuis itself.
A lunch stop with a view was the perfect opportunity to soak in the peace and quiet of the area before launching and heading northwards again to Isle Oronsay. Unfortunately the low tide didn't allow us through the narrows at Doirlinn and the portage was too far, so keeping to the north side of the island, we enjoyed the coastline.
Working our way along the north side, we paddled down to the entrance to Loch na Droma Buidhe before heading back across Loch Sunart to our start point for the journey.
Enjoy the photographs below. The Google map is interactive and will allow you to follow the journey and to view the phtographs from each of the points.
The image gallery will allow you to scroll through the photographs and there are a number of 360° interactive panoramic photographs. Pan and zoom to enjoy the scenes.
And the 360° video at the foot of the page is a compilation of short 360° interactive clips taken through the course of the day.
If you have enjoyed the photography on this page, then please feel free to share this post:
The interactive Google map below traces the route of the journey. Click on the markers to see the individual photographs.
The start of the journey from Camusfearna Bay. With snow on the surrounding hills and the sun promising to shine throughout the day, there was a promise of Spring in the air.
The two photographs above can be viewed in a 360° format. Click on the photographs and enjoy the 360° experience.
Passing Glenborrodale Castle, we paddled eastwards towards Risga.
From Risga, there was a short hop across to Carna and towards the narrows heading into Loch Teacuis.
Lunchtime and it's time for a brew courtesy of Steve.
Great views from a picturesque lunch spot.
Low tide prevented us from cutting through to the south of Isle Oronsay but the north coast looked perfectly inviting.
So what's the collective name for a group of kayakers?
Tania and Steve enjoying the day.
Fun to be had on the edge of Isle Oronsay - and enjoy the 360° viewpoint too.
18.5 km paddled and a great day out.
- Looking across to the Morvern Peninsula
- A "Little Planet" perspective on sea kayaking.
- Surfing and stern rudders
- Glenborrodale Castle nestling in the trees.
- Tania enjoying Loch Sunart
- Tania and Steve heading towards Risga.
- Just off the Isle of Carna
- Loch Sunart
- Steve making good progress
- Heading towards the Carna Narrows
- Close in to the rocks
- Looking towards the Ardgour hills
- Enjoying the peace and quiet of Loch Teacuis
- Steve preparing a brew.
- Looking towards inner Loch Teacuis and Rahoy
- Barr Forest on the Morvern Peninsula
- Kayaks on the shoreline
- Towards Carna and Loch Sunart
- Inner Loch Teacuis
- Tania launching
- Time for the off
- Springtime views towards Loch Sunart
- No passage here.....
- On the north side of Isle Oronsay
- Enjoying a paddle
- Towards Ben Hiant on Ardnamurchan
- Steve on Isle Oronsay
- Steve and Tania
- Rock hopping
- Mind the gap
- Steve having some fun
- The map of the day
Posted by Angus Mackie
I’m Angus Mackie, a professional photographer based just north of Inverness on the beautiful Black Isle. I'm on the North Coast 500 and am well placed to discover most of the Highlands. The iconic scenery of Glen Affric and the Cairngorms are close by whilst many of the wild and dramatic locations on the west coast are within easy reach.
Mountains, landscapes, coastlines.... As a landscape and panoramic photographer, I enjoy exploring Scotland and its wild and remote places and have discovered some of the best photography locations in the Highlands over the last 35 years of living up here. With a broad and wide ranging knowledge of the Highlands, I still enjoy finding new locations and fresh perspectives for my photography. The use of natural light to capture stunning scenery at spectacular locations is very much a key factor for my photography.
I’m a qualified Summer Mountain Leader, a Sea Kayak Leader and a UKCC Level 2 Sea Kayaking coach, with many years experience of leading and guiding. I am also a longstanding member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.