Paddlers: Ross K., Pete, Geoff and Robin

Weather: Misty and Flat Calm. When sun broke though , very warm

Report: This was a hastily organised day paddle in wonderful conditions. The trip started well with a heron illustrating its size and beauty
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We decided to go up river towards Newark Castle and made good progress past Cardross. In fact the progress was too good because we actually also went past the castle which was hidden in the mist. This turned out to be lucky  as we then discovered a seal colony of about a dozen seals, who were their normal inquisitive souls.clyde 11_9_14 003

 

They were based on the ruins of an old Victorian lighthouse that marked the deep water channel (and the rocks on which it sat). None of us had known about it.

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After a short break we headed back towards Newark Castle. Worth noting is the strength of the flood tide at this point even relatively close to high water.

A lunch break and then it was a quick paddle back across to Craigendoran via Ardmore.  Another excellent paddle.

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