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Overlooked Lochalsh

Alison

Alison French
Plockton | Lochalsh

Overlooked Lochalsh

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best-known offshore island in the UK, with its mountains and sea combining to create breath-taking scenery. Lochalsh, its nearest geographical neighbour, provides ease of access but sits in the shadow of Skye, in terms of both reputation and weather! The latter results in a relatively drier climate in the western part of the Lochalsh peninsula.

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Winter on the Water

Alison

Alison French
Plockton | Lochalsh

Skye Winter Storm

Autumn arrived with a bang! Stormy, blustery, changeable weather. Trees and hedgerows heavily laden with fruit and berries (one of the best harvests in years!), and autumn colour looking splendid, albeit short-lived as the gales deftly removed leaves from their branches.

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Kayaking St Kilda

Alison

Alison French
Plockton | Lochalsh

Kayaking St Kilda

Alison recounts this summer’s tour to the wild beauty of St Kilda with kayaks, enjoying some perfect weather conditions for the expedition, helping to make memories and create a once in a lifetime opportunity for her lucky group of paddlers.
She also shares something of the legends of the Minch and its remote islands, The Blue Men and the fate of the St Kildans, forced to evacuate finally in 1930.

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Around Skye in a Kayak

Alison

Alison French
Plockton | Lochalsh

Skye Sea Kayak

Alison has been out on the water around Skye’s beautiful and often hard to reach coastline, enjoying the island from her kayak with friends and clients.

She shares her thoughts about why kayaking is such a great mode of travel, how it can both a challenge and a delight and she describes some of the unique experiences available with a paddle and a brave heart.

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