It was a breezy day with squally showers, but my guests from Ohio, USA coped admirably with the conditions.
We made our way south from the historic village of Luss close to the shore to avoid the worst effects of the wind and then made a crossing to the island of Inchtavannach in between squalls.
There we explored the capercaillie lek and studied some of the edible and function vegetation in the area.
A short passage took us to Inchconnachan where we went on a wallaby trek. Unfortunately, none were sighted this time around but sun shone whilst there and we enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the sampling some bog myrtle we headed back across to the mainland, again between squalls. A hard push saw us into sheltered waters and an easy coast back to Luss.
Many thanks to all for a wonderful day out.
Yesterday we had day 5 of one of our extended programmes. This time we put in at Lochgoilhead after the team made some good decisions about route and weather or not to raft up. We had a great time with some improvised sailing and did some skills later on as well. The guys are becoming competent paddlers. Looking forward to next week.
Today we were on a trip to Loch Long. This was part of an extended programme and was a great introduction to Sea Lochs. We even had lunch round a nice fire in Marks Bothy
Yesterday we were on day 3 of an extended programme. This time we were on Loch Lomond looking at Teamwork, Communication, and skills. The Loch was extremely calm and as the trees are beginning to turn quite beautiful
Places: Loch Lomond, Inchmoan, Luss, Loch Lomond national park
Fauna: Swan, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Merganser, Dipper
Flora: Blaeberry, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Mountain soft rush, Scotts Pine tree, Alder, Oak, Silver Birch
We had a great bunch of guys out at the weekend on one of our fantastic Sea kayak Safari’s. These are a great way to explore the west coast of Scotland.
Places: Loch Goil, Loch Lomond national park
Fauna: dolphin, Seal, Oystercatcher, Herring Gull, Heron, Black Guillemot, Gannet, Porpoise, jelly fish, Common Tern
Flora: Bog Myrtle, Kelp, Alder, Oak