Kayaker Explores Narrow Passage of Stunning Scottish Sea Cave

A kayaker captured mesmerising footage from inside Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa off the coast of Scotland on April 1.

This clip shows kayaker Nick Ray paddling into the sea cave. Ray told Storyful that the conditions that day were perfect, enabling him and a friend to fully explore the coastline.

“We were the only human visitors so it was wonderful to have the place to ourselves along with the hundreds of raucous sea birds,” Ray said.

The distinctive hexagonal columns of basalt inside the cave were formed over 50 million years ago from the same lava flow that formed the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Ray also shared footage of the moment he expertly maneuvered his way out of a gap in some sea rocks. Credit: Nick Ray via Storyful