Friday, 28 May 2010

A Perfect Day on The Firth of Clyde.

Past experience of paddling the waters on the Firth of Clyde have always been grey, wet and windy affairs, with the result that this diverse area has been neglected over the years. After watching the weather forecast plans were made to revisit the Clyde. We would launch from Largs Marina. The weather Gods did look kindly on us this weekend (Sunday) and my perspective on this area has changed. The paddling plan was to leave Largs and paddle North West, completing a figure of 8 around Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. As it turned out, this was to be a very memorable day’s paddlefor all the right reasons.
Launching from Largs Marina.
What little breeze was there, soon fell away, leaving mirror like conditions.

Myself, enjoying the Clyde as I have never experienced it.

Taking a short break on the west shore of Great Cumbrae.
Paul and his hat!!!!!
Little Cumbrae Castle built in the 16th Century. Cumbrae House in the background is now a yoga and meditation centre.
Lunch time on the West side of Wee Cumbrae: at the old pier and lighthouse. We were welcomed by a fine display of thrift and other flowers.
The Lighthouse on the west coast of Wee Cumbrae.
It does not come any better than this.
The End.

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