I launched from Aldochlay lay by (which was surprisingly empty, probably the weather putting people off) and sailed south as I exited the bay.
I mentioned earlier that I had some new kit to try out and the first item to be tested was a pair of Typhoon Rock boots that I'd managed to get at a discounted price. Previously I've worn Lomo sailing boots with my dry suit and although they've served me well I fancied a change. The Typhoons are a favourite of OCSG friend Andy and I hoped they'd offer a bit more ankle support than my Lomo boots. First impressions were good, they were easy to put on, warm and flexible enough to allow comfortable kneeling while paddling the canoe.
I awoke just before eight to relative calm and to discover that the wind had indeed moderated and swung as predicted. I wasted no time in getting the stove on to make my breakfast.
After breakfast Rambo arrived in his kayak.
After we'd had a catch up Rambo made his breakfast while I packed up my kit then we headed out onto the loch for the day. The sun was shining and the hills were snow capped, it was a glorious day to be out.
After lunch we paddled and sailed back through the narrows and round to the cars at Aldochlay.
It was great to spend a night out again, I can't really explain why I enjoy doing this so much but I've definitely missed it over the last couple of months.