Beginners Training and Canoe Camp May/June 2014

Participants: Mathew, Jamie, Maelle, Paul, Gregor, Holly, Catie and Gregor plus Adam, Ross et al.

Leaders/Coaches: Euan, Geoff, Mark

Thursday Sessions: Luss (River), RNCYC (Canoe), Craigendoran (Polo), Luss (Seal Launches), Kidston (to Rhosneath), Luss (Inchconnachan), River Leven (Balloch to Dumbarton) , Loch Long (Finnart to Mark)

Weekend Camp Report:

Paddlers: Mathew, Jamie, Maelle, Paul, Gregor, Adam, Geoff, Euan

Weather: Calm. Overcast with summy intervals and periods of heavy rain in evening.

Report: Departed from Aldlochlay close to noon Saturday and paddled to Inchonnachan for lunch and some exploration of the old summer house..


From Inchconnachan we headed over to our camp site on Inchtavannach and pitched. After some debate we then proceeded on a late afternoon paddle around Inchmoan before dinner. During the paddle there was heavy rain which continued on and of throughout the evening. Most of the youngsters decided on a swim before drying out in front of an excellent fire.  A pleasant, if occassionally wet evening was had by all.

Sunday was calm and sunny. We left the camp site about 10.30 and paddled over to Inchgalbraith and its ruined castle.

At the castle window
At the castle window

A slow leisurely paddle back to Aldlochlay followed, arriving just before noon. A very successful conclusion to a successful course.