Time to exercise the paddle muscles again after many weeks of wrestling canoes, coaching and rolling and not really going anywhere. My paddling partner had not been out for over a year so I thought I might be able to keep up.
|Back on the water.|
We followed a familiar route in beautiful sunshine, taking our time and respectful of old injuries.
There were lots of nesting birds: eider, fulmar, shell duck and guillemots.
|Head of Holland.|
We passed the 'interesting bit' last seen from above on a walk. From these cliffs the wildlife is regularly observed in order to assess the impact wave and tidal energy installations might have.
Time for a break on a sandy beach.
|Kirkwall Bay with St Magnus Cathedral.|
|Big boat, little boat.|
We passed the North Isles ferries Earl Thorfinn, Earl Sigurd and the Varagen.
|Back home - Shapinsay slip.|
Great to get out on the water on such a beautiful day, hopefully there will be many more days like this to come.