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View from Canoe

Richie, Thomas and I took a trip from Milarrochay Bay to the tiny island of Eilean Darroch this morning. Eilean Darroch is at the tip of Inchfad which is an inhabited island with a farm on it. The inhabitants of Inchfad regard it as a PRIVATE!! island and visitors are not encouraged.

I was absolutely shocked therefore when one of our party paddled ashore and relieved himself on the island.

There is a legend that Eilean Darroch once hosted an illicit still.

Today its just a wee island with plenty trees and wild flowers as well as some oyster catchers, sandpipers and other birds.

It was pretty choppy today and whilst we had enjoyed the benefit of that on the way out, on the way back it was a different story!

Inchcruin this morning

Creinch and Inchmurrin from Eilean Darroch

Torrinch - Taken into the sun on Eilean Darroch

And just in case you haven’t noticed a shot of Ben Lomond here for a while…..

The Ben with Buccinch and Inchlonaig

Richie took this one of yours Truly:

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Aye Conic (2)

Conic Hill, Inchhfad and Eiean Darroch ( and Inchmoan and Inchcailloch)

I bought another inflatable canoe on Monday. It arrived yesterday, and having a day off today I gave it its maiden voyage.

It’s a single seater, a Sevylor Rio and if you speak Czech, here’s the info!

The light wasn’t great for photos and many of the hills were covered in cloud. I got some snaps though:

Swan at Inchtavannach

Pine Tree (not the lonesome pine!) Inchconnachan

It's safe to say that water levels are high

Inchmoan

Inchmurrin from the shore at Inchmoan

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I have a feeling I may have used the photo before but it’s one of my favourites. I took it on My 30th 2010 and is Loch Lomond and the Ben from Inchcailloch summit.

Mist Again

Out for only my second canoe trip on Loch Lomond this year today. It was warm and mainly misty and the mist didn’t really lift.

It was my first voyage in Richie’s Sevylor Colorado which he bought a few months ago.

I got a few photos of which these were the best:

Inchmoan and Inchfad with Conic Hill in the background. Or is it a Roscharch blob?

'The Geggles' Inchmoan this morning.

The breakfast view.