Seven intrepid souls braved the weather, went for a paddle round the island of Vaila on Saturday and enjoyed a half day out on relatively benign (if cold) waters. “Taking a swim” wasn’t a good idea with the temperature in single digits so it was nice when the bit of swell as we rounded Green Head proved to be the most we’d encounter through the day. Blow holes, arches, cliffs, stunning views of Foula in the distance, Tysties and shags were all enjoyed, but no ceteceans today. Good day out, good company. Thank you to everyone that came along and thanks to Rachel for organizing.