Saturday, 17 June 2017

A lads trip to Vementry


A year a go some work friends and I spoke about going to Vementry for a nights camp and a year later we actually got there. Due to the weather forecast a camp was off, but that didn't stop us having a great time!


We took a double and single kayak from Vementry on the mainland across to the island...


Having conquered the mighty Cribba Sound we were ready to conquer the island...


It was a beautiful day and we had the place to ourselves.


My friends had never been to Vementry before and were clearly enjoying it.



First port of call was the guns on Swarbacks Head, about as far from our landing spot as you can get, but a worthwhile walk.



This was a WW2 outpost guarding the entrance to Swarbacks Minn, there are two more on Bressay.

 


After a pit stop at the Guns the next stop was the heel shaped cairn on top of Muckle Ward.


Before heading down and around Cows Head and a spot of fishing and a fire on the beach.








 We set off back to the mainland about 9pm, just as the rain started coming in. What a fantastic day!

And here's a short video of our adventure...


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