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    Default Hello - new paddler from Central Scotland

    Hello Folks,

    Thought it was about time I joined up after dipping my toes in from time to time. Absolutely blown away with the wealth of knowledge and friendliness of folks on this forum.

    Started paddling a few months ago on a tandem inflatable and was hooked from the get go. Now enjoying the lochs here on a perception expression 11 and loving it! Has to be said that any free time has been spent on the waters of the Trossachs so far (spotted an array of beautiful canoes), but planning a wee trip to Loch Ken at the weekend.

    Looking forward to contributing to the forum, even if it's just pretty pictures

    Cheers,
    Maxine.

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    Welcome aboard!
    Cheers,

    Alan


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    Hello and Welcome!

    Bring on the pretty pictures! You live in a superb place for hitting Britain's best paddling spots.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Nobody is jealous around here, no siree!
    "I'd far rather be happy than right any day"..........Slartibartfast

    http://apachecanoes.com

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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome ��

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    There is a common thread for people starting with an inflatable and moving onto more traditional kayaks and canoes. As long as you are getting out and enjoying it the craft is almost a secondary issue.

    Looking forward to seeing some of your trips on here.
    John

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    Maxine,
    Did Dalry to Tongland in May (including Loch Ken) - superb 2 day trip. If I went back for one day I'd put in at The Loch Ken holiday park and canoe down to just below Bridge of Dee. The river Dee south of Loch Ken was a bit low in May though. Not sure what it would be like at the minute.

    Adrian

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    You are so right John. It's all about the enjoyment and getting out there

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    Hi Adrian,
    Had a look on the map and that looked like an awesome trip! Be heading to Loch Ken shortly. Going to be staying at the Ken Bridge Hotel. Bit different for me as i'm normally camping, but hey, I hear the food is great! Thank you for the tips on where to put in - much appreciated

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