I enjoyed a great family day out on the 6th of September with Mum, Dad and their two young adventurers.

We met at Wild by Nature’s usual starting point at the Lodge on the Loch hotel, Luss. Once the initial briefing had take place we collected our equipment and we were off to track wallabies on Inch Connachan!

With a northerly breeze we made good progress and were soon on the island. Fortified with fresh blaeberries we entered ‘silent mode’ and stealthily followed the wild trails to the island summit. Although no wallabies were seen, we did see fresh spoor which suggested they hadn’t long been there themselves.

As we returned to the canoes we did, however, discover the the mysterious ‘Blood Hand Rock’ – see the picture below!!

After this fearful discovery we quickly headed off to complete the circumnavigation of Inch Connachan. Our intrepid explorers had to work hard this time against the wind in order to get back to the Luss shore, but they showed excellent grit and determination and reached the home port with smiles still on their faces.

Good fun and a great adventure. Thanks to you all.

Archie.

 

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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.