A few days of high winds left behind a swell from the ESE. So on a still evening we set off towards Roseness through dumping waves at the launch beach, disturbing a raft of geese on the way.
|Noise on the water.|
The unusually still atmosphere looked like it might develop into fog so a bearing was taken, just in case, to help us find our way back.
|HK finds north.|
At the headland there were regular breaking waves of about a 1m, with the occasional extra large bonus wave. For a short while I enjoyed trying to catch the swell, paddlle strokes eerily silent on a raft of foam, with a rainbow on my right and sunset to the left.
|Sun setting behind Hoy beyond the glassy swell.|
Arriving back at the put in point in darkness, there will be only a few more opportunities for evening paddles like this one.