Canoe Safari on Loch Lomond

Yesterday we enjoyed the company of 22 students from USA on a series of short trips on Loch Lomond. Starting from Luss (Village of the herbs), each group paddled south towards Fraoch Island.

En route they were ‘treated’ to a rendition of the Loch Lomond song, ‘By Yon Bonnie Banks’ with an explanation of its origins; provided with historical information on several of the islands; and had an opportunity to see some of this season’s young aquatic birds which visit the Loch’s shores.

With a wee bit of Scottish history and heritage thrown in it allowed the groups to get a real feel for the Scottish highland countryside and culture.

Awaiting the passage of the ferry.

Awaiting the passage of the ferry boat.

Luss Canoe Day

Its not often that we have such a large group but last weekend saw sixteen participants take to the water for a Loch Lomond Islands Canoe Safari. The weather may have been a little ‘damp’ at times but spirits were high as we set of from The Lodge on the Loch Hotel at Luss.

The group visited Inch Tavannach and all managed the climb up the little hill, Thom-na-Clagg, from which they marvelled at the view which included the site of an ancient Crannog.

Well done to all and many thanks for a great day out.