Saturday, 17 October 2009
This is Charlie, met whilst paddling on Loch Sunart. He and his friend John are in the early stages of a quite remarkable kayak journey. They are travelling from Ardnamurchan to Peterhead via a route which will take them from Loch Sunart to Loch Linnhe, then to Loch Leven. From here they'll head to Lochs Treig and Laggan before switching to rivers. they'll use the Spey, the Isla and the Deveron before touching salt water again at the Moray Firth.
Their route clearly involves lots of portaging (moving the boats over land). They are also completely self contained and intend to do the trip without outside assistance of any sort. A proper adventure!