Paddlers: Dave, Tim, Geoff

Weather: Wonderful. Sunny for 99% and very little breeze.

Route: route feb2016

Report: The forecast was excellent so we hastily arranged a local trip. Although the club has doe this trip many, many times it is still an absolute pleasure with dramatic scenery and the forlorn village of Carrick Castle. We left from the normal place at the car park at about 10.15. Access to the beach is notably more difficult after the storms. The views north and south were breathtaking with a topping of snow to really impress.

Looking north from Finnart

Looking north from Finnart

Heading South

Heading South

Padling past Coran at the mouth of Loch Goil

Padling past Coran at the mouth of Loch Goil

Carrick Castle in the sun

Carrick Castle in the sun

The paddle was going so well we decided to head further up Loch Goil to a beach by Cormorochan, a collection of smart holiday homes. On the point a community of about 12 grey seals came to visit.

Lunch

Lunch

Looking up Loch to seals

Looking up Loch to seals

View from beach. Note inquisitive seals

View from beach. Note more inquisitive seals

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The return journey was equally outstanding scenically. A short break to visit and report on the MBA bothy at Mark was aborted, as the very high tide made the landing difficult. This same diffiuclty was experienced when landing at the car park.  Gel coat filler is definitely on the shopping list. We got back around 2.45 after a truly excellent day out.

 

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