Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Eskimos sunk!

Craig, Bill, Mark and Peter headed to Largiemore for a few days R and R after a hard season with kayaking and biking in mind.   After pasta loading, with accompanying beer and wine on Friday, we headed off in blustery conditions onto Loch Fyne for a day on the water.

The swell started moderate but the fetch was long and it picked up later in the day as we headed for Lochgilphead.  We were planning to round the headland to the town but the swell had picked up big time with the tide heading in and giving some turbulence and current on the water between islands.

With the swell looking pretty intimidating around the headland, we took a circuitous route home and stopped near the seals for lunch.  Sadly I inadvertently left my Camelbak Eddy bottle (logo'd up) on the lunch site - stoopid!  If found.....

After another exciting paddle through the swell, we headed for the beach and spent a bit of time practising eskimo rolls - 10/10 to Mark for being the expert!

Food, beer and chat in the Oystercatcher Hotel saw us walking home in a ridiculous cloud burst; soaked, we dried out and rehydrated with the Malbec!

Waking the next morning to more rain, we headed out on the bikes, via the Beallach an Drain (very steep) and headed off around the penninsula to Tighnabruach and lunch near by.  70k later, we got back to chez Lambie and packed up for home, tired arms and tired legs.  No biking pics as the weather was so pants!

All in, a fab weekend for the team.

What happens at the chalet, stays in the chalet... :)

Bring on winter now :)