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.
Today we had day 6 of one of our extended programmes. This time we went to Loch Chon. The day was quite Misty and very calm which gave some great atmospherics. Just one advantage of paddling at this time of year.
Places: Loch Chon
Fauna: Deer, Crow, Heron, Buzzard, Little Grebe
Flora: Myrtle, Wood sorrel, Nettles, Mountain soft rush, Scotts Pine tree, Alder, Oak, Silver Birch
Yesterday we were out in our Canoes exploring the Loch Ard Narrows. This is a beutiful place to visit at any time of year but as the trees begin to turn it becomes something special.
The outdoor leaders were put through their paces today, what a great couple of kids so enthusiastic and were able to pick up things quickly. Lovely to see fallow deer, mute swans, baby Mallards, hare bell flower, big myrtle, marsh willow , oyster catchers, jack Dawes, crow, herring gull and lovely blue berries.