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Lynn of Lorne sea kayak trip 19/20 July 2017

It was all planned to coincide with Spring tides and the falls of Lora. But when we arrived, ready for some sport on the waves, it was blowing a houlie! So we decided to change plan. We went to the campsite at Gallanachmore just south of Oban, and pitched in the rain. Fortunately it eased, and we had a wonderful paddle up the Sound of Kerrera, and round Oban Bay. We considered jousting with the Calmac ferry, but hid and ran away at the right moments!

Oban Bay is very scenic. Once back at camp, we cooked up, and had an early night.

Surf introduction. Sandend 2017

 

Sandend is a wonderful place to try out surfing. The beach shelves gently, so even small swells can generate a suitable surfing wave.

 

Coaches try and give our beginners 1:1 coaching.

Beginners at Portknockie Harbour. A foray in May 2017

 

 

It can be challenging for our novice paddlers in early summer. After a winter in the warmth of Banff swimming pool, out we go on Thursday evenings into the cold outdoors. This Thursday was no exception. A strong easterly wind had whipped the sea into a turbulence, quite testing for the more experienced paddlers. While Iain Brooker led the more experienced party out to the Bowfiddle Rock, Alan Meikle put the beginners group through their paces in Portknockie's wonderfully sheltered harbour.

 

Evening at Portsoy August 2017

Every Thursday evening in the summer we do something on the water. This August, a party of 23 members went down to Portsoy harbour,

and were rewarded by beautiful calm conditions, Dolphins, and a great sunset. Novices and experienced members alike, explored the stacks and arches between Portsoy and Sandend.

Hill and Paddle weekend 2017

Loch Quoich expedition

6 members combined canoe and hill skills for a great weekend in the mountains on the east side of Knoydart this September.....it was an idea which took a while to come to fruition. It all started when Brooker suffered a severe relapse of Polymunrosis subtotalis. He came back in 2016 all enthusiastic about Munro bagging after an unusually good spell of weather in the Scottish Mountains.