Paddlers: Dave, Tim, Geoff
Weather: Wonderful. Sunny for 99% and very little breeze.
Report: The forecast was excellent so we hastily arranged a local trip. Although the club has doe this trip many, many times it is still an absolute pleasure with dramatic scenery and the forlorn village of Carrick Castle. We left from the normal place at the car park at about 10.15. Access to the beach is notably more difficult after the storms. The views north and south were breathtaking with a topping of snow to really impress.
The paddle was going so well we decided to head further up Loch Goil to a beach by Cormorochan, a collection of smart holiday homes. On the point a community of about 12 grey seals came to visit.
The return journey was equally outstanding scenically. A short break to visit and report on the MBA bothy at Mark was aborted, as the very high tide made the landing difficult. This same diffiuclty was experienced when landing at the car park. Gel coat filler is definitely on the shopping list. We got back around 2.45 after a truly excellent day out.