First paddle of the season resulted in a camping trip to the West shore of Loch Eck.
Video of trip
Letting the bike take the strain !!!
Having bought a rear rack and bike mounted luggage from eBay (combination of bargains) a while back, it was time to put it to full use.
Not quite sure what size the rear panniers are but I’m guessing 32-40lts combined, plenty of room for a night away……plus additional nights. Bar bag probably giving 3lts of space, enough for bridge camera and some other camera stuff.
Despite a balmy 7 degrees forecast decided to take my 4 season sleeping bag and my tent as supposed to bivi bag. Might as well let the bike take the strain and sleep out in comfort.
Loaded and ready for the bike.
Destination, ruins of Stuck Farmhouse.
Flooded roads and landslides but we made it…….
An overnight stay on a clear calm Kilbride Hill
A short walk from Dunoon can provide some great views over the Firth of Clyde and surrounding area. We chose Kilbride Hill due to it close yet remote location. A plateau at the summit provides a great location to pitch a tent/bivi/shelter.
View from the Summit 396mts…..
The now demolished Inverkip Chimney in the distance