Applecross – Outfit Moray messing about in boats.

Out in boats - Confidence building.

Out in boats – Confidence building.


lilly 2

Yesterday the group I was with went out in canoes it was a great day and the kids and me learned lots. From getting all the gear on wet suits and shoes to carrying the boats into the water at Loch Fadda. The other group were rock climbing and abseiling! As you can see from the photo it was pretty wet when we reached our Loch about 30 minutes from the Accommodation. It is always a bit of fum getting the wet suits on but another laugh at the start of the day.


As always the weather improved and we had some great fun and all learnt new skills. The sun came out and we had some laughs on the loch. There were no midges again what a joy and the loch was a stunning location just off the road with easy access. After learning so many new skills we headed of for a tour of the loch and a big boulder near the middle all managing to cope and enjoy the morning.

The weather improves

The weather improves.

It was time for lunch eaten outside and then more fun on the boats. No midges and a great afternoon. The kids got more confident as the day went on as I did and we even got a bit sun burnt with the water reflection and the sun.

The boulder in the loch!

The boulder in the loch!

Down near the end of the loch there were some amazing water lillys in the bay and they were opening as the sun came out, a bit of magic on the water. We called the bay “Lilly Bay”





We got the best of the weather and then sorted out the boats the kids had a bit of fun in the water a swim and then back for tea a great day out. After the drive home we sorted the gear out and then a well deserved tea cooked by Ian, it was needed.  Some of the kids went to the beach that night and then did a Memory box  for the week to put all their own mementos and bit and pieces in. I was tired so I hope they were as well.


About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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