Canoeing on Loch Lomond

A good family day was enjoyed paddling to Inch Tavannach and back from Luss today.

It involved some bushcraft too; searching for wild berries and plants that were useful to people in the past. We also tried some fire lighting with bows and pintles and then strikers. The latter was successful but it was clear that firelighting, in the past, was a very specialist skill.

 

Canoe Loch Lomond

Today (Monday 10th August) was definitely interesting. Having just endured the wettest July on record the forecast for today had been grim. However, we were pleasantly surprised when the morning rain was pretty light and the winds calm! The group set off for Inch Tavannach and made the island with ease. We then set off of Inch Tavannach and had only just landed when we were hit by the heaviest shower I can remember. Fortunately it didn’t last too long and, although it brought strengthening wind with it, the sun soon began to shine.

We had a great time as we came to the mouth of the river Luss as the torrential rain had increased the water flow into the loch giving us some fun ferry gliding in the moving water.

Well done to all that were there. It turned out a very enjoyable day.