SUP Safari Scotland Plockton, Knoydart and the Hermitage

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We head north towards our first house and dog sitting assignment to look after two cute dogs and 2 chooks and have a bit of a chill out. Seeing we are close enough we decide to head back to Plockton to tick another epic Scottish location off our SUPit list.  And the weather just about held out for it too.

Looking out across the loch at the sail boats reminded me a lot of Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays back home.  Ok maybe Airlie is a bit sunnier…

I took a couple of shots down into the water to test my new Telesin Polarizing lens for my GoPro Hero 9 which did a pretty good job but I need to work with it a bit more and get used to how to use it. Of course it helps if you remember to turn the lense 90 degrees to adjust it as needs be (which I forgot!) Click the image below to find out more about GoPro polarizing lenses.

The Telesin GoPro Hero 9 (&10) Polarizing lense helps to reduce the glare and reflection on the waters surface.

Back on the road and we are head for one of the most remote places in Scotland – the Knoydart Peninsular. Technically you can’t really access Knoydart by road but you can drive in to Kinloch Hourn at the head of Loch Hourn which is the northern edge of the peninsular.  It is a really interesting road (and sometimes track) into Kinloch Hourn. So many beautiful waterfalls and forests. The weather was taking a turn and I wasn’t holding much hope for a paddle but wanted to check it out anyway.  Alternatively you can catch a foot passenger ferry from Malaig. You can stay at Kinloch Hourn overnight, there is a campsite for tents and a park up for camper vans but as it was so windy we headed back east to look for somewhere with more shelter for the night.

Loch Hourn – a good option for a paddle in the Knoydart region

The Hermitage is described as a stretch of magical Perthshire forest designed as a pleasure ground for the Dukes of Athol in the 18th Century It is a truly stunning location with lots of walks along the river Braan which has many beautiful waterfalls.

One of the beautiful waterfalls at the Hermitage

If you missed part one of our SUP Safari Scotland to the Isle of Arran you can read about it here.

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