Canoe trip on Loch Lomond
This evening I am reprising a canoeing venture on Loch Lomond led by Scot of SD Adventures.
After meeting in Luss and departing from Aldochlay we embarked on a trip paddling around a group of islands including Inchconnachan, Inchcruin and Inchtavannach.
We spent time on Inchconnachan seeking the small colony of wallabies
there, but without success. However, we were rewarded with woodland
walks, an intriguing derelict summer house containing art work on the
walls and patches of wild blueberries.(NB: In 2022 Inchconnachan Island was purchased by TV presenter Kirsty Young with plans to develop the site into an eco-retreat.)
The trip was undertaken in temperatures of around 30 C/90 F which are unusual for Scotland. These high temperatures enhanced the appeal of the many sandy beaches bordering the loch which had attracted a large number of visitors.
Final point of interest was a statue of ‘Wee Peter’ on a plinth in the water near Aldlochay. This piece of sculpture dates from 1890 and was erected by a stonemason who had grown up in the area.
After conclusion of the trip some of the group, including the writer, were able to avail of of a swim in the relatively warm waters at Luss.