Well better get the blogg done then!! Put in was as described here
0930 start, so as it's always good to get there early had me leaving chateau chainsaw at about 0730 giving me a full 2 hours to get there. As it was I'm glad I gave myself a little extra time as the weather on the way over wasn't promising!
Thankfully this was mainly on the high ground and by the time we got to the put in it there was no snow but just a little chilly.
Put in was a very nice spot, looking up stream
We got the shuttle done, the beauty of a 7 seater means you can leave a load of cars down at the take out which was good as we had 13 people in 11 boats, 3 of which were female, just to offset the old boys club discussion
The majority of us put in downstream of the first riffle, only the hardcore launched and ran it We also had our first swim of the day, no photos as I was on the shuttle
After a couple of hours we were all on the water and underway, impressive flotilla of boats with Alan, Roy in the yellow peril, Mick and Jess
Nick, Allison, Sue and Mojo...
Mitch and Alan
And some weird kkers kept following us Jac, Steve and Haggis
first of the many really nice bridges;
Nick in the wrong seat
Mojo not paddling, I don't think he paddled at all the whole trip
Jess, Tik, Mick and Tok
Ach someone pretending to paddle cos he sees the camera
Crofty who had dried off by now....
Mitch having a wee play,
We stopped for lunch here, cant remember the name of the place but I'm sure someone can enlighten us
There was some talk about running it but apathy took over and we had lunch and a play instead.
Nick in for a play
some video of mitch surfing. It was here that he sent another Ainsworth to it's grave....
Cruising past the Eildon hills (how's that for a badly framed shot!!)
Flotilla approaching the 3 bridges just before the takeout
I'm sure that middle column is squint...
As I said some nice bridges
And out came the sun, slightly later than forecast but very welcome... ooh look Allison has changed her clothes....
Thanks for organizing this Mitch and thanks everyone for their company, a very nice day on a very nice river. Be nice to be back when the sun's out and the leaves are out too.