Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2019
Geosailing with Selkie Explorers
Reaching the places that normal geology trips don’t reach… travelling with the wind, seeing the Hebrides from a different perspective, taking our time to soak up the atmosphere, get in close to the coast to view the geology of inaccessible places and if conditions allow, land occasionally for a wild walk. We can’t plan the detailed itinerary in advance, but there are myriad possibilities setting out from Mallaig with a range of geology ahead of us (rocks dating from 3000 million to just 55 million years old). Possibilities include the Outer Hebrides, Skye, Soay, Col and Tiree, or sail north to the Summer Isles or south to Treshnish, Mull, Iona.
I’m delighted to be working with Celia Bull of Selkie Explorers, based on the island of Eigg and her amazing high-latitude yacht, aluminium hulled with a lifting keel. I’ve sailed with Celia a couple of times now, she is a fine skipper: very experienced, knowledgeable and with a fascinating life story that has taken her all over the world. So, these are unforgettable experiences for a small group.
We will set out from Mallaig and aim to return to anchor off Eigg for the last evening, with options of time ashore the next day before departing Mallaig or Arisaig. Book direct with Selkie Explorers – further information.