Just got back from another nice little trip out with the boys, back to Loch Long again this time as I was working on the Friday afternoon and didn't time to travel very far.
We didn't get up to much really apart from chilling out around camp and going for paddles or walks. I managed to meet up with Jurassic from SOTP who found my trivet for me after I left it at Loch Lomond a couple of months ago, cheers for that Chris
A few pics then .....
Yours truely looking a bit tetchy about paddling a sea loch solo in total darkness
Boat loaded, cider ready, no idea where I'm going
I managed to find the other guys after plodding on through the dark for what seemed like ages, the obvious sign was when Stuart turned on his 7 billion lumens torch which burnt out my retinas and temporarily blinded me for the next five minutes.
After the usual greetings I grabbed my gear and set off to find two promising looking trees for my hammock. The morning revealed I'd pitched over a bog/stream again.
View from camp in the morning
Trivet finder Chris
Ciara waiting for the kelly to boil
Took a wee wander with Josh to fire a few arrows at menacing looking clumps of grass and vegetation
Chris was moving on in the morning to have a solo night further up the loch
Just after lunch the water was like a mirror, I was thinking about going for a paddle and then noticed Josh had already beat me to it. I loaded up the boat with emergency brew rations and water and set off after him.
Josh paddling on glass
Looking back down to camp
We pushed on up the loch to see if I could find a camp site I used a few years ago when I was hiking in the area. It was pretty trashed when we got there so we put it down as a maybe for another time, nice views though
On the way back to camp we pulled into a cove to grab a couple of trees from the driftwood pile, then it was back to camp to make a start on the stew.
Heading home this morning
Another great weekend thanks guys, it's definitely worth pushing up that way again next time.