Tag: Canoe

Wildernesse or Gaskan

A short canoe journey to Wildernesse to discover Tomkies

Today I had the pleasure of a 1:1 canoe journey on a slightly windy Loch Shiel with the intention of reaching Gaskan. Here lies an old crofters cottage, once owned by Mike Tomkies and renamed to 'Wildernesse' overlooking 'Heron Island'. The trip was a present for Andy for one of his 'significant birthdays'. It was also to help him achieve a long standing ambition to set foot on the shores…

Canoes ready to launch

A Family Canoe Adventure

Waking up late to a view as calm and beautiful as this was inspiration for a family canoe adventure. And it was a surprise that it wasn't the otter that made an appearance, but a common seal! A little unusual to see them this far up Loch Sunart, but a good omen for the day's adventure perhaps... [caption id="attachment_2946" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Loch Sunart of a perfectly calm morning (Image courtesy…

Canoe on calm loch

The Inaugural Otter Canoe Adventure

When Loch Sunart is completely still, it makes it easy to spot the otter that regularly fishes near the jetty. Right on cue for the very first canoe adventure of 'Otter Adventures', he appeared. Just as we were getting our waterproof jackets, buoyancy aids and paddles sorted by the jetty, he popped up. We sat watching him feed for a while before remembering that we too wanted to enjoy this…

The official formation of the business

Yesterday the collection of a new trailer, four new open canoes (Venture Canoes) and a second hand sea kayak (P&H) could be seen as the official formation of the new company - a company that still does not have a formal name! The choice of two smaller Prospector canoes allows for solo paddlers as well as smaller tandem paddlers to be comfortable and happy while the two larger Ranger canoes, the…