River Leven, Balloch to Dumbarton, 9/6/16

Paddlers: Kerry, Rowan, Jenny, Jean, Jamie, Stewart Tac, Stewart Tay, William, Bella, Rosie, Adele, Finn, Mike, Finlay, Geoff, Euan, Allan, Colin, Ross (19)

Weather: Sunny and Cool. A lovely evening

Report: An excellent evening and a lovely river for Beginners. We met by the old bridge in Balloch and after the normal car transfer, proceeded downriver to the portage at the barrier at 18.45. For reasons unknown the downriver gate was locked but otherwise the portage was easy and quick. A little bit of “ferry gliding” practice in one of the swifter water sections, and a couple of groundings apart, the trip was a pleasant, uneventful, enjoyable introduction to moving water. We arrived just on 21:00.13411838_10154118333478564_3793910560201396485_o13403853_10154118334438564_7258553167567161981_o13415408_10154118334518564_3445299934665970329_o13416907_10154118334653564_3290422403573622058_o13433167_10154118335158564_6615924055417591782_o