Friday, 18 August 2017

Pre Christmas Meet - Glenbrittle

Last December some members of the club had a very enjoyable pre-Christmas meet in the well equipped BMC hut in Glenbrittle.  A range of activities; kayaking, walking, cycling, surf practice, eating, drinking and socialising were packed into the weekend.   It was so successful that we thought we'd repeat it again this year and also thought that friends and family of members might enjoy it as well.  The hut sleeps 18/20 in 3 x 6 bedded dorms.  Liz Stevenson (esteve123@btinternet.com) has made a provisional booking for the weekend of the 8th & 9th December 2017 and will be in touch again in a few weeks time, to see who's interested and, to ask for the hut fee of £15 per person per night.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Loch Lochy Evening Paddle 1 Aug 2017

Loch Lochy Evening Paddle 1 Aug 2017
Put in at Bunarkaig

The put in point was Bunarkaig – just before the bridge over the River Arkaig. Just a shorter carry to the water. Grid Ref NN186877. Tracey, Alan, Brian, Steve, Liz and Ken enjoyed a very pleasant paddle on Loch Lochy – despite the rain showers. We paddled to Gairlochy and back then had a quick play in the outfall of the River Arkaig to round off the evening.


A blink of sunshine over Loch Lochy

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

25th July Caolasnacon and Loch Leven

25th July Caolasnacon and Loch Leven
Launching at Caolasnacon, the narrows and Garbh Bheinn behind
Another fine night with sunshine and enough wind to keep the midges at bay. Ten ethusiasts hit the water at the Caolasnacon narrows of Loch Leven. After a slight hitch looking for the best layby to park and from which to launch we found a good spot at NN133613. Kayaks had to be carried across the road and easily then 50m across grass to the shore. Launching towards high tide was easy but straight into he current flowing through the narrows.
Caolasnacon Narrows and the Pap of Glencoe
Then with the current of the High Water spring tide all the way (5.5 km) to the rapids below the road bridge in Kinlochleven. The tide turned conveniently just after 8 pm and gave an easy return paddle. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

18th July Appin Tues Eve paddle

18th July Appin Tues Eve paddle
Tonight's paddle saw Paul,Colin M,Steve G, Ian M,Morgan,Fiona,Alan,Eilidh and Erin hit the water at Appin. We parked in the large layby at the side of the A828 at Leitir Shuna Map ref NM929492.
Leitir Shuna - Setting off from the launch site.
Launching is a short carry down a steep grass verge and onto rocks and sea weed - easier than it sounds even at low water. As we had couple of novice paddlers and it looked breezy further out we toodled along coast through moored yachts and round to Castle Stalker where we had a quick break before paddling back to cars.
At low water neaps you can paddle around Castle Stalker and land.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Tues Eve 4th July Loch nan Uamh

Tues Eve 4th July Loch nan Uamh
NM726843 Plenty of parking A830 on rough entrance to track

Launch from a narrow shingle inlet after a 150m carry down a rough track



A lovely evening for our paddle on Loch nan Uamh. Eight of us set off from the little inlet at the Eastern end of the loch – Steve G, Claire, Dave, Morgan, Fiona, Paul, Ken and Liz. There were seals aplenty around the first set of islands, many being just young pups.

We then headed along the North coast to the Borrodale islands and circumnavigated Eilean nan Cabar (the island with the trees) before heading back. A few midges around so we packed up quickly and headed home.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Eilean na Gobhar from Forsay - Loch Ailort

Tuesday 20th June - Eilean na Gobhar from Forsay - Loch Ailort
Parking NM690780 both sides of A861

Ten of us got the weather perfect. Launched from Forsay where there is a short carry through the trees and across the shingle beach, not too bad even at low tide.
Paddled out to Eilean na Gobhar (Goat island) and then right across Loch Ailort to Eilean a'Chaolais where we had some entertainment paddling through a small channel. Then back across to Goat Island and landed on the east side where there is a sandy beach at LW at the south end. Finished off with a visit to the bay in front of Rosheven House.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Training Sessions

We have just completed a very succeesful series of four Monday evening sessions for beginners fiishing up with a self recue session. Thanks to coach Ally Connolly.
We have now organised some further training. There will be an Improvers course at Corran or Ballachulish on Saturday 17th June. Then on Sunday 6th August there will a "Swimmers Rescue Course". And to put this into to practice note a date for your diary, a swim event on 2nd Sept. For details email neviscc@hotmail.co.uk