It's April, which means Scotland time! Previous trips have been over Easter, but as that's stupidly late this year we went a weekend earlier, in the hope of more chance of rain.
Hah! A gloriously sunny weekend, and very little water in the rivers (but I believe things haven't improved in the week since, so still a good call, methinks)
Still plenty to do for our 'intermediate' trip though! We had a very long weekend, taking the whole of Thursday to travel up to Kinlochleven, where we were staying - Blackwater bunkhouse, highly recommended!
Friday started well, when the lens fell out of my glasses as I was getting dressed. Good thing I had a spare pair handy... We paddled the Awe, which was a nice warm up - indeed, some went back for a second run, but I was more concerned with finding a friendly optician to fix my specs!
Loch Leven being all pretty and mirror like
Saturday brought the Spean Gorge, which I declined (again) having had one too many nightmares after seeing photos of the siphon on headbanger. Should really do the bloody river and get over this, but argh.. A chilled out afternoon followed - a few of us went climbing, whilst others visited Neptune's Staircase.
Sunday... Etive. Lovely pretty Glen Etive, still one of my favourite places So between us we racked up several hundred more photos of the world's most photographed rapids, haha. Then a wander around Kinlochleven before food in the climbing wall bar.
Monday had the best weather (as in, beautiful sunshine) - typical really, as we'd be spending the day driving home! But some of us got a quick run down the Coe Gorge in on the way, which was good.
All in all, a great weekend. A little bit more water might have been nice, but we made do and everyone enjoyed themselves, which is the most important thing! Can't wait to go back for another visit