After their first beach clean at Proaig in February the Islay canoe club achieved a second beach clean last Sunday, this time the beach location was Ardtalla on Islay's east coast. Eight paddlers started from Claggan Bay whilst four others made the short walk to help the clean up operation.
The conditions were as perfect as you could expect for Islay at this time of year which made the job a whole lot easier and by the end of the day over 400 Kg of waste was collected which made the journey back to Claggan in several trips in the open canoe (as per picture) which was paddled by canoe club member Stephen Harrison. The second picture shows an immaculate Ardtalla beach afterwards and for those that were there had stunning views of a snow capped Goat Fell on Arran and looking North of the snow capped Ben Nevis range. Funds raised are to be used to purchase two sea kayaks from Loch Eil outward bound centre and these will be arriving on the island soon for members to use.
The immaculate beach at Ardtalla