Yesterday we were paddling around Glen Uig. The weather was quite a contrast to the day before, with blue skies, sunshine, a light breeze and only the occasional shower passing over. We looked at some basic skill in the bay before setting off for a trip round the coast. On the way we stopped off pretty frequently to play in amongst the rock, finding some very fun little passages and practicing timing the swells to get though them. Great fun although at one point Callum did misjudge it slightly and ended up suspended on 2 rocks, about a foot above the water! (sorry Matt but there may be a few new scratches on some of the college boats!)
After this we headed back to the bay to demonstrate our rescue skill before calling it quits for the day.
Today was our final day of our 3 star and we were out Loch Eil Outward Bound. The only thing left for us to cover was map/ chart reading and navigation. After a quick session in the classroom discussing the differences between OS maps and marine charts we set off for a short journey to show off our skills. We headed down the narrows to Corpach, picking out features and points on the way before a quick lunch stop to enjoy the sun then back to the boat shed.
At this point Claire told Callum and myself we had both passed so we headed off and left Keith and Joseph practicing their rolls (the only part of the assessment they still needed to complete). Hopefully they've both managed to nail it!