3 days round Bute (May 2017 Firth of Clyde, Scotland)

Rigging and packing at Largs.

Leaving Largs with Hunterston dock cranes as a back drop.


Leaving Largs, from near the marina.

Heading towards the Cumbrae islands, with the mountains of Arran in the distance.

Ramsay between the Isles of Great and Little Cumbrae.

Andy using the extra breeze from the turbines!

Between the Cumbrae Isles, with the Arran mountains behind.

Andy hunting down a submarine.

Between the Cumbraes.

Approaching the south end of the Isle of Bute.

Landing at Glencallum Bay.

Glencallum Bay landing near low tide – large slippery stones made it awkward to unload our camping gear.

Camping at Glencallum Bay

Track of Day 1.

About to leave Glencallum Bay, close to high tide so much more convenient to load kit and launch.

Leaving Glencallum Bay.

Off south coast of Bute.

Looking west towards Arran.

Cormorants on shoreline of Bute.

Running north with great view of the Isle of Arran.

Landing at Ettrick Bay for tea and cakes at the café.

Leaving Ettrick Bay.

Leaving Ettrick Bay.

Landing at Carry Point to camp.

Track of Day 2.

Setting off in very different weather, forecast to get much worse so we headed up through the Kyles and back to Largs.

Beating up the west Kyle.

Reaching past Tighnabruaich.

Ferry at Colintraive.

Passing Ardnaleish Point North Cardinal near Port Bannatyne.

Passing Rothesay.

The long run back to Largs.

Track on Day 3 – included a really long broad reach/run without gybing at about 15 miles!