Imagine waking up surrounded by fresh coastal air to the sound of the lapping waves with nothing but a tarp above. You take a moment to appreciate the view before wriggling out of your warm sleeping bag…
This is just one of the many awesome experiences you’ll be having on the Primal Castaway Adventure. The trip begins at Scott’s restaurant at Largs Yacht Haven at 09:00 on day 1. Here’s what to expect.
Day 1: Arrive and Sail
Arriving at the marina, you’ll meet your local host and hop aboard their 43-foot yacht. After a quick safety briefing, it’s time to set sail. You will be charting a course down the narrow sea channel separating the Isle of Bute from the Cowal peninsula known as the Kyles of Bute – a National Scenic Area of immense beauty. There is plenty of opportunity to spot sealife and take in the breathtaking views on this five hour journey which culminates on a remote island – your home for the next three days.
Once ashore you’ll spend time with your guide exploring, building a camp and learning some essential survival skills.
Day 2: Coastal Survival Training
During the day you will learn a great range of essential skills like foraging for wild food, building fires, finding fresh water, creating shelters, fishing skills, setting traps and preparing wild food. After a great day exploring the island’s bounty it’s time to put your skills to the test preparing the day’s foraged food. After dinner, there is time to relax around the campfire, swapping stories and gazing up at the stars.
Day 3: Departure
After another seaside breakfast it’s time to get back home and today, you will be leaving in style. Simulating a real survival situation, you’ll build a signal fire and await your rescue.
Help comes in the form of a high-speed rib speedboat. You’ll be whisked away on an exciting journey back to the marina where you’ll bid a fond farewell to your guides and fellow travelling companions.
www.primal-adventures.com for more info.