From the Scottish Coastal Rowing website:
30 Miles Round Argyll’s Slate Islands under Oar
Congratulations to Ewan Kennedy of the Isle of Seil Rowing Club for winning the 2013 Cruising Log Competition! The competition is open to all members of Scottish Coastal Rowing Association clubs.
Ewan’s log, published on his Scottish Boating Blog, describes a four day expedition in the Seil Skiff, Selkie. The adventure starts and finishes from Selkie’s base on the Isle of Seil, taking in visits to the Islands of Seil, Luing, Shuna and Insh. Sailing was experimented with, but most of the 30 miles of so of travel was conducted under oar, in company with a three other boats of diverse type. As well as a passage under the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’, and through the exciting tidal waters of the Cuan Sound, the crew fit in a poignant visit to a beautiful bay in Seil Sound which is about to become part of an industrial scale fishfarm development.
The log will inspire others to plan carefully and look at ways in which the St Ayles Skiffs be used to explore our coastline.
Thank you to all the rowers and clubs who submitted entries. If you are planning an expedition for 2014 remember to record it for the benefit of others, and as a reminder for yourself of good times, and of course to submit as an entry to the 2014 Cruising Log Competition!