Sunday, 8 October 2017

Autum is coming

Lots of really good stuff being going on in the end of September and in to October. Some kayaking days on Tay, a little holdiay, some Enchanted Forest and directing a 'Open Canoe Leader Trn' course.

 Autumnal day on the Tay

 Running the SCA rapid backwards coaching at the same time!

 Round 2

 Covering the First Aid at this years Enchated Forest

 The little Lochan by Loch Faskally all lit up

 Playing at the bottom of the Linn of Tummel that enters Loch Faskally

 Andy heading for the white stuff

 Alison following suit!

 Holiday and some chillout time

 Ted on Day 1 of 'Canoe Leader Training

 Day 2 sheltering from the wind on Loch Tummel

 Lunch stop on the North side of Loch Tummel

 Impovised sailing time

 Under wind power!
 Looking at 'Lining' the canoes

 Day 3 below the railway in the River Garry Gorge by Killiecrankie

 Trees beggining to change colours
 My thinking face!

 Jamie and Ted 

 Tim heading towards his eddie

 Super sceanic little hidden gorge

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

On the water

A really nice couple of sessions on the Tay. One kayak river trip with two ladies from the Borders, and the other with the local cub group out in rafted canoes in the evening. 

 Steph and Marie starting off on the River Lyon

 Floating under 'Wade's Bridge' in Aberfeldy

 Cubs salute!

Sun setting on the River Tay with the Cubs

Sunday, 10 September 2017

August

Struggling to find time to update at the moment, so here is some of what happened in August. 

 Great Glen Expedition starting at Banavie on day 1

 Night 1 with the new tipi and Ben Nevis in the background

 Lots of space!!

 Morning calm on Loch Lochy Day 2

 Alex pondering having the sun out for more than 20min

 On one of the canal sections on Day 1

 Mirror finish on Day 2

 It didn't stay like this long

 Tackling force 5/6 winds 30min later!!

 One of the 5 Canadians on the trip!

 Lunch is served

 Canoe Park at Kytra Loch

 Team Alex and I 

 Mrs 'Mother In Law Graham' paddleboarding on the River Lyon

 Start the young

 Day 1 of a 'White Water Leader' training, heading out the Garub Guoire on Rannoch Moor

 Alex on the crux rapid

 Ray on the crux

 Canyonning with the Scouts

 Canoe paddle with this Gentleman down the river Tay

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Rest of June into July

The rest of June was super busy, rounding up the school year with students finishing off their DofE. Also managed a 4 day River Spey Expedition and an Etive play day. July then saw the start of the 'Young Life International' summer camps over at Loch Monzivard, a WWSR course and some play time on the Tay

 3 Nights of sunsets in the Cairngorms

 Assessing 14 Bronze DofE groups

 Cairngorms showing off!

 Start of the 4 day River Spey Expedition

 Day 1 making our way to 'Boat of Balliefurth'

 Camp 1

 Day 3 passing under 'Carron Bridge'

 Sand stone cliffs as we near Spey Bay on the last day of the expedition

 Top team at Spey Bay

 Summer camps at 'Loch Monzievard'

 Winston wanted to bring his ball SUP'ing!

 And then fell asleep!

 Alex demonstrating self rescue during the 'White Water Safety' Course

 Ted practising self rescue with a canoe paddle

 Alex, Ted and Ray using wading skills

 Ted on 'Letterbox' on the river Etive

 Ted on 'Crack of Doom'

 Ray on 'Crack of Doom'

 Ray on 'Right Angle Falls'

 Ted stomping 'Right Angle'

 Alex bracing for a sweet landing

 Ray

 Playing at 'Campsie Linn' on the River Tay

Ray mid ferry glide