Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, the first of March, dawned with the summits of the distant hills of Ardgour to the west catching the rays...
...of a sun still hidden below the icy mass of the Mamores to the east.
We were soon paddling round the islands of Loch Leven below the shapely curves of Sgorr na Ciche.
From the islands we made our way down to the tidal narrows of Ballachulish and practiced ferry gliding in the current.
We stopped for lunch in Alison's Bay. At sea level the flowering gorse bushes were full of spring promise but on the summits the slopes were still in the grip of winter.
A lone kayaker was dwarfed by the scale of the landscape.
This was a gentle day of only 11km but what scenery!
This was the Scottish Canoe Association luxury weekend. It was organised by Lena Michie. Thank you Lena! :o)