Paddlers: Harry, Jamie, Geoff
Trip Route: Craigendoran-Ardmore-Newark Castle-Greenock-Sugar Boat-Craigendoran
Weather: Mostly glorious sunshine but it did cloud over, have a slight breeze and get cold for half an hour at about 4pm
The wonderful weather was just too tempting and a hastily arranged afternoon paddle resulted. We left at 1.45 with a break at Newark Castle for a cup of tea at just after 3. Unfortunately the castle was closed and covered in scaffolding so no cup of tea. We pushed on up to the small Greenock dock and the yacht pontoon. Note that you can get through the Grand Harbour on the inside (we did not go that route because we were not sure if there was a way). Again, unfortunately the yacht pontoon gate was locked so we simply headed back arriving back at Craigendoran just about sunset at 6pm.