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Irn Bru’s latest

How was your view at lunch yesterday?

This was mine:

The family and I dined al fresco on the shore at Inchconnachan.

That’s the island inhabited by wallabies.

The wee boat is the one I bought a couple of weeks ago. It’s about thirty years old and I paid just over a grand for it and the trailer. There is a prep area at Balloch slipway where folks get their boats ready for the loch or the road. It is fair to say that in the collection of cabin cruisers speedboats and jet skis, my wee boat is pretty ‘umble. I’m not bothered at all, it’s absolutely fine for me.

However one does wonder where guys apparently in their 20s/30s get the dough for a £45k car and £35k boat (that costs several hundred to fill at the pumps)

I have my theories.

It was ‘hoaching’ when I got back to Balloch having dropped the missus and kids at Luss where they’d left the car. It took over an hour just to get into the slipway and get the boat back on the trailer.

The canoe might make a return next week.