Well the alternative to Arisaig provided excellent!

The Friday was lovely and sunny and we had a short paddle that afternoon eastwards along the loch.

Saturday’s paddle was westwards initially in sunny calm then a stiff breeze in our faces a bit, which died out just as we stopped for lunch which meant the midgies were around for the break! The way back developed into flat calm and sunny the highlight being a pod of 4 porpoises being seen heading towards us. There was also a bit of viewing of starfish of various sizes and colours prior to that. Saturday evening saw the midgies very much in evidence which along with some rain curtailed the social activity somewhat.

Sunday morning was a bit wet but as we did not actually get things together till about 11am for a drive up the coast past Glenborrodale. We paddled over to Orinsay for lunch and had a wander round the old crofts in the bay as well which meant when we returned to the boats the tide was quite a bit further out. Cue a very sinking feeling for everybody as we sank into ankle deep clinging mud trying to get launched, lots of hilarity as we eventually got afloat! Leaving the shelter of Carna we headed directly into a stiff northerly wind crossing to the mainland shore to paddle up it in more shelter and sunshine back to the cars.

A thoroughly pleasant weekend despite the midgies.

There was also a bit of cycling done by the peleton burning rubber to the their coffee / ice cream stop.