|The dreamlike land and waterscape, near Arisaig,|
lan picked a perfect weather window and an ideal launch spot, Arisaig's Loch nan Cealas, for approximately 30 kilometres of paddling that will linger in the mind and imagination for a very long time to come.
Scottish philosopher, David Hume, wrote, ""Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them." It would be very difficult to imagine a mind that could not contemplate, and be profoundly moved, by this pristine and timeless environment.
|Water so crystal clear...it's hardly there.|
|Looking "down", from the kayak cockpit,|
reveals a similar beauty to looking "around".
To look for beauty is to find it. To make each such discovery, is to be enriched...and that's why we must always be "searchers". On this day, over the many hours on the water, each paddle stroke, revealed a new and delightful treasure.
|Ian and Joan and the distant "Nose of Sgùrr" |
on the Inner Hebridean island of Eigg - between the paddle blades.
There's more to come...