TRIP REPORT: LOCH INDAAL,
DATE(S) OF TRIP:30 October 2004
WHERE?: Loch Indaal, Islay
PUT-INS/ LAUNCH SPOTS: Port Charlotte or Bruichladdich.
DISTANCE/ TIME: 13Kms - 3-4 Hours
LOCAL TIDES: Tides are strange on Islay and no tables
available - the highest range is 3m on a spring - which this was. Makes
exits difficult on a rising tide save for certain beaches - i.e. Port
Mor and Wester Ellister.
HAZARDS/ PROBLEMS?: See above
ROUTE TAKEN: Headed south west along coast the return
across the Loch to Laggan Point - great for divers and sea birds
EVENTS/ OBSERVATIONS: Common and Grey Seals, Otters,
numerous sea duck and sea birds - also can see superb views of rugged
coastline - possiblilities of Chough, Buzzards, Peregrine and Hen Harriers.
OTHER NOTES: Mobiles do work - better for Vodaphone.
Can be difficult in windy conditions for escape reasons and open to
CONTRIBUTED BY: Jeremy Hastings, Islay Canoe Club.
Jeremy runs Islay
Birding and offers birdwatching and bushcraft courses on Islay.