One of The Awesome Places With Overseas Adventure Travel Australia And New Zealand Is Voyage To St Kilda
A voyage to the St. Kilda archipelago is unique and different. Indeed, it is the end of the earth. Photographs don’t do it justice, it is overwhelming, awesome, humbling.
I boarded the Good Ship Cuma and set sail for St. Kilda with high expectations. Weather played a big role in the trip. The first day out was rough at sea and the Cuma had to return to safe haven.
The next day I had great hopes for good light and doing photography.
My companions and I were fortunate, our Captain Murdo Macdonald, has decades of experience traversing the dangerous waters off the coast of the Isle of Lewis.
As we approached the St. Kilda Archipelago, the wind died down and we were gifted with wonderful light on the stacks of Boreray. Can one imagine 100,000 gannets at nest on one island? It cannot be described.
As the Cuma moved into Village Bay, we got our first view of the famous village on the Island of Herte.
Once on the island of Herte, my friend decided that we should go find Puffins, so next thing I know I am trekking along a steep cliff, trying light the dickens to keep from plunging 200 feet into the water. I still remembers how frightened I was while walking along the edge of the shore towards the southern end of Herte, where hopefully one might find nesting Puffins.
Alas, the Puffins were nowhere to be found, seemingly they avoid humans and nest on Dun, a separate island that once adjoined Herte.
Rather than traverse the trail to the end of Herte, my friend suggested that we climb to the top of the southern end of the island and follow a road shown on her map. And what a climb it was! Herte is mostly …