Firstly Stuart and myself went for a coastal walk (and swim in parts) from the slipway at Mealasta down to Aird Dhrolaigeo which had stunning scenery all along the way (plus we spotted a deer) and finally with beautiful views over Liongam down to Crabhadail, Traigh Mheilein, Huisinis and Scarp. Then it was back to the shore for a swim over to the main beach on Eilean Mhealasta, dropping the rucksacks and going for a wee coastal swim to check out some inlets we had noticed earlier. Once back to the beach we had a wander around some of the island, deciding on pitching in a place to make the most of the sunset. Dave and Helen kayaked over from the slipway and we spent the evening watching the sun going down whilst having some drinks, good yarns and gazing at the light of the Flannan Isles. Eilean Mhealasta is abound with birdlife and we'll definitely be back to explore the island more. On Saturday morning Stuart and myself said our goodbyes to Dave and Helen and we swam back to Mealasta with birds flying over us and a small boat going past too. Great times indeed. Some photo's are Stuart's, Helen's and Ivor's.
Click here to read about Wild Murdoch of Mhealasta Island
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Fantastic SwimCamping outing from Lemreway pier over to Eilean Ewart with Stuart, which included some filming for the BBC and we also met Dave and Helen on Saturday morning who were out for a day paddle. Sealife, birds and boat's galore as well as the coastguard helicopter. Had more of an explore of the island this time as extra daylight helps but there's still more to see. Definitely be back again as the view's are something else not to mention the history of the place. Really enjoyed the first SwimCamp of 21.
The island has fantastic history surrounding it, some of it involving Bonnie Prince Charlie, which can be read here:
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