Early season grade A trip on the Clyde to get people out on the water as a bit of a shake down paddle. Original idea was to launch at Craigendoran and paddle towards Rhu, however the weather forecast was a F3 or F4 from the east so we moved launch site to Blairvadach to allow us to paddle into the wind first. This worked well as it was very sheltered initially and allowed people to settle into things. Once we rounded Rhu spit the wind was in our faces, however it was an enjoyable sunny paddle down to Helensburgh Pier. We had a break at the pier and enjoyed the sunshine and used the facilities. No one had an ice-cream which was surprising….
We had a quick look at the new swimming pool building on the Pier before starting the return leg. The paddle back as a real joy as the wind was directly behind and the water flat, we went across the Gareloch to Roseneath and then returned to Blairvadach.
It was good to meet some new faces and enjoy the sunshine in company.