Paddlers: Tim, Alan and Geoff
Weather: Cold and Grey but little wind
With two late call offs only 3 of us set off from Inveruglas for a trip around the north of the loch. The initial target was to view the Pillar Rock roadworks from the loch. From there we headed up to the end of the loch, in part to investigate the Outdoor Centre. There was little obvious life. We finally landed at the deserted township of Ardleish. In summer there is a pedestrian ferry here from the West Highland Way to Ardlui. The buildings and cottage, however, are wrecked.After some lunch we headed south into a stiffish breeze to “Island I Vow”. This is a lovely place with glorious views north and south and what appears to be a nice little camp site.
The next target was the Inversnaid Hotel. This used to open for the whole year but is now closed October 25th to March 25th. A large black wild goat showed interest in proceedings as we looked at the hotel and waterfall. Our final paddle took us back across the loch to the cars and home. An excellent paddle in stunning scenery.