Eager to get out in the newly acquired SIB (Soft Inflatable Boat), the forecast wasn’t looking promising…..especially for the afternoon.
Making the most of the AM weather window we set of for the Pontoon at Strachur,installed by the Strachur Bay Mooring Association.
Rolling the boat down the concrete slip on its transom wheels then across the stony beach to the waters edge wasn’t a major hassle,prior to tying onto the pontoon and loading the fuel tank and gear.
We set sail by 09:00hrs heading for Otter Ferry via Old Castle Lachlan and passing Invercottage Restaurant.
Up till now any water based activities were done with the kayak, maybe covering anything from 6 to 14 miles, taking in the scenery. Today we covered just under 36 miles (31nm) in 3 hours, that’s a lot of scenery to take in!!
We decided to sit off shore to have lunch as on approach to the pontoon at Otter Ferry we discovered the wallet was still in the car!! Will return next time for lunch.
We set off and returned to Strachur, taking in the Creggans Inn before tying up at the pontoon.
After locating my wallet we posted a £5 fee into the honesty box at the pontoon, money well spent.
If you don’t have a boat or kayak, Fyne Sea Tours operate various cruises in the area.
Check out the Strachur Community Site for local amenities.
A few pics from a walk a while back. One of two crash sites at the back of Strachur.
Full walk detail
It was a Grumman Martlet. Think it was also known as the Wildcat,crashed in 1940.