Wow what a classic adventure not just canoeing but learning all sorts about the landscape heritage and bush craft too , we spotted some lovely ravens and also a group of swans and as we paddled out two ospreys dived and played over.
The kids did really well and the adults were not far behind them
Fauna: Swan, Raven, Osprey
Flora: Blaeberry, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Nettles, Common sorrel, Scotts Pine tree, Alder, Oak, Honeysuckle
During this summer we have some fantastic wild camps available. On these camps you will learn how to Navigate using natural indicators, Find and filtrate water, Fire from friction and spark. You can also choose to build and sleep in your survival shelter after cooking a warm meal over an open fire. These fantastic experiences are also available with Canoeing so we may even be able to have a night paddle looking for wildlife.
Places: Loch Lomond, Inchcailloch, Inchmoan, Loch Lomond national park, Loch Chon
Fauna: Deer, Swan, Herring Gull, Heron, Buzzard, Merganser, Robin
Flora: Blaeberry, Wood sorrel, Bog Myrtle, Mountain soft rush
Team: Tam, Cliff
Yesterday we had a great time out on Loch Long. We were finding out if it was possible to add snorkelling to our already fantastic Sea Loch Safaris. We quickly found a nice sheltered bay were we could try this out. After going over the use and fitting of equipment we decided that this would be a brilliant addition as well as being fun and very interesting. There is so much life going on under the canoes that is very seldom seen.
Places: Loch Long, Finnart, Helensburgh
Fauna: dolphin, Seal, Black Guillemot, Gannet, Porpoise, Edible crab, Star fish, jelly fish
Team: Cliff, Tam
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.