Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Loch Sionnascaig

On Monday we went to Loch Sionnascaig. Paddled across Loch Buine Moire to a low point in the high ground separating this loch from Boat Bay. Portaged over, then had a fabulous paddle to the island of Eilean Mor where we set up camp. Perfect weather and the mountains looked stunning. We have climbed all these mountains and the views to them from Loch Sionnascaig are spectacular - Suilven, Cul Mor, Cul Beag and Stac Pollaidh. There is a really remote feeling on this island, especially as we were the only folk around. It became quite windy during the night and into Tuesday when it was really wild for some time. By the time we were packed and ready to get afloat it had calmed down considerably and we had a fast paddle out. Bouncy again in Boat Bay. Landed at the end of the long boggy track leading to the road to see how easy it might be to use this track to get access to Loch Buine Moire and it was good. Rock free so possible to drag the canoes once over a small rise. A great trip, next time we will spend more time exploring.

Shared Lives

On Saturday we met up with Sue Mahoney and a group involved in Shared Lives at Parkmore Cottages, Dufftown for some fun activities. Lots of folk we now know very well and have watched them grow in confidence every time we see them. There are always a couple of new people too and everyone has a lot of fun doing all sorts of things like Shiatsu, beauty treatments, snake handling and a fun session and archery with us.