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.
What a great day exploring this lovely Loch, just as one of the groups were about to embark on a trip across to the derelict missile testing platform a seal bobbed up to say hello.
The cadets were on a free event that one of our outdoor leaders ran ,everybody had a very rewarding day and spotted lots of wildlife whilst learning lots of paddle skills too.
It was along bust day but we were able to facilitate three separate
paddling experiences for the cadets throughout the day, we hope this will encourage them to do more.
We had a visit from some lovely ladies from England a few weeks ago who were enjoying a break in Kirkintilloch . It was our pleasure to arrange a guided short walk in the morning looking at heritage , nature and foraging before we had lunch and headed over to visit our friends at Hessilhead Wildlife rescue. We were well received by Andy who gave us a brief chat about the service they provide , which includes advising people on what to do when discovering what might be an injured bird or animal, they also provide a pick up and recovery service for those in need . When we were there we uplifted two hedgehogs to re home near our eco meadow , met a fox called Fergus and also were introduced to a seal pup. Although we love to take our guests out watching wildlife in among the countryside and we sometimes are even brought an injured creature , but the best people to deal with injured wild animals are folk like the Hessilhead wildlife rescue and other related organisations who deal with this. They do a great job and we are prod to support their work.
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.
We have some excellent days out in our Sea Kayaks. These vary from exploring the Fiord like sea lochs of the West coast looking for wildlife, to paddling on the River Clyde estuary and visiting an old shipwreck. Summer is a great time to get on the water.