Sun, Sand and Silly Songs....

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Scots_Charles_River

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We had our clubs now annual Inchcailloch Camping trip this weekend, on Loch Lomond. The site can be booked up and it has a composting toilet and no other facilities. Of course, it's the south facing, beach setting and island on the loch location that is the attraction.

Apart from a powerboat who had a petrol generator on till 10.30pm it was as good as years before. Some challenging wind for the group on saturday but 2 boat push diamond rafts cured that.

We were singin silly songs to keep an 8 yr old amused during a windy paddle.:cool:

We had dry, but windy weather from 6.30pm when we left Balmaha. It was offshore and SE so perfect to blow us out to the island and we surfed some waves.

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The campsite -Port Bawn

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On the saturday tour of islands.

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They have placed these grills on the picnic tables to avoid BBQs burning through the tables.

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John Fenna

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I like the grills on the tables :)
There are so many noddies out there who do not realise that their disposable BBQ actually gets hot.....
That looks like a nice paddle .... I have not seen Lomond since I was about 20 except for one trip when we drove past it on the way to Mallaig...
 

Scots_Charles_River

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You need to return !

It's open boating mecca....

Just took a tick off my leg, was careful to wear trousers etc and never left kit on the ground etc. Good 5pound lidl first aid kit has a tick remover.

We heard roe deer barking borh nights and there were deer tracks on the beach every morning.
 

John Fenna

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Aye - but fuel prices sort of say "NO!" :(
You need to return !

It's open boating mecca....

Just took a tick off my leg, was careful to wear trousers etc and never left kit on the ground etc. Good 5pound lidl first aid kit has a tick remover.

We heard roe deer barking borh nights and there were deer tracks on the beach every morning.
 

Scots_Charles_River

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There is enough water !

The loch and Islands are ideal for a 2-3 day Open Boat expedition, especially during the week, very quiet.

The Islands are what make Loch Lomond an ever changing Loch. Some are rocky and only have small spots a canoeist can land at and others have wide sandy beaches. I now know lots of micro beaches with flat areas for a few tents. Most have deciduous woodlands.
 

John Fenna

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Very tempting ... but for now I have loads of work on (but not much canoeing!) and the Moot is going to sap all my spare time ... next year perhaps ....
 

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