Paddlers: Euan, Geoff, Tim, Allan, Tim L., Mike H., Adele, Stewart, Jess, Rosie, Bella, William, Matt L., Matt E., Alie, Eva, Jenny (17)
Route: Balloch (Rowing Club)-Dumbarton (Old Bridge)
Report: Equipping 17 and getting cars to the end point took some time but we eventually got away just after 19.30 expecting a 2 hour trip.
However the Loch was high and the river was full and running at over 3mph. The level affectively washed out the normal small rapids and replaced these with a worry about catching capsized paddlers and boats. In fact only Stewart had an early bath, the youngsters coping extremely well. So well that we reached Dumbarton just after 21:00. The river was quite beautiful as can be seen from the following photos.
It was an excellent trip; well worth the hassle of the initial hour.