Kilcreggan, Dunoon and the Gantocks. Nov 20th 2014

Paddlers: Hugh, Robin, Derek and Geoff

Weather: Broken cloud (but a lot of it), some heavy rain and potentially windy.



The weather forecast was of strong wind and rain . We started off with an easterly that helped us across to the pier at Strone for some elevenses.

Heading past Cove
Heading past Cove in the rain
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A break at Strone Pier

From Strone we headed south along the seafront of Dunoon. The cloud over the hills was, at times, spectacular, particularly when illuminated by the odd shaft of sun.

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We lunched at the far end of the Dunoon promenade which was surprisingly busy as people grabbed the dry and almost sunny period for a walk (normally with dog). After lunch we headed east to the old lighthouse that marks the Gantock rocks whose most famous victim was the Waverley.

The Gantocks light
The Gantocks light

The shallow water and rocks here produced some interesting and surprising tidal eddies. A short investigation then on to Cloch lighthouse. By now the wind had shifted to the South West. After a short break just past Cloch to unjam skegs and answer the call of nature, we headed back directly to our launch site at Kilcreggan. With wind assistance the 3 miles was quite quickly covered and we were back by 15:00 . Another good day