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Day 1 - Trans Scotland Canoe Challenge

Posted on the 09 April 2012 by Alison @AlStaples
Greetings from Bonnie Scotland and day 1 of our trans Scotland canoe challenge (60 miles from Fort William to Inverness along the Caledonian Canal).
We've made it as far as the top end of Loch Lomand after negotiating Glasgow, the M8 (in the car - we've not made it into the canoe just yet) and with a quick pit stop in Balloch, where they seal their children in large clear plastic balls which they fill with air and then leave in a paddling pool to run around like a hamster in a ball. It's where they also sell saucy postcards of men's in kilts - their hems raised just enough to reveal a thistle tattooed on his bum.
The sun may have been shining then, but it's closed in now and mizzling. However, we are in a lovely B&B with tartan carpets, eating shortbread with the promise of a pub 5 mins walk away which has an extensive range of single malts.
Loch Lomand looked really calm, it's not too cold and there is hardly any wind. If it stays like this then we should be OK - and shouldn't need to resort to either the Coast Guard or our emergency plan.
Here are a few pics from today - more anon x
Day 1 - Trans Scotland Canoe Challenge
Day 1 - Trans Scotland Canoe Challenge
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By Matsuoka
posted on 22 May at 05:07
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I have seen Loch Lomond from the ground ptlney of times and it looks as impressive from the air as I would have expected. Those plane trips seem amazing. I personally would love to experience a flight over Loch Lomond in a hot air balloon, that would truly be magical...aye but only in the summer...