Finnart to Carrick Castle and v.v Sept 22nd 2019

Paddlers: Geoff, Andy, Serena, Gordon, Colin, Bill and the spirit of Vonna

The group at Mark Cottage opposite Finnart

Report: This was a hastily put together “WhatsApp” Peer Group trip on a lovely sunny afternoon in September. We met Bill and Vonna at Carrick Castle, Bill having paddled up from Lochgoilhead. Sadly Vonna was called away at the last moment to rescue a hired van that was to take a micro-brewery from Bute back to Carrick Castle but had met the bus and been pushed into a ditch. Bill took the opportunity to paddle back to Finnart with us and get a lift onwards to Lochgoilhead.

The trip was uneventful (and scenically stunning) with short breaks at Carrick Castle , the ruined village at Carron (identified from an old photo by Bill) and Mark Cottage bothy. Speed for the 12km was between4 and 5kph Little more to say other than thanks to the organisers for a great afternoon

Carrick Castle
Looking South East from Carrick
Looking North West towards Lochgoilhead
Location of the ruins (foundation walls only) of the township of Corran