Easter weekend – Good Friday sea paddle
After a planning session on Thursday evening when maps were perused and tide timetables checked, a decision to paddle from a layby on the A828 to Appin was made. A 9am sea kayakers huddle took place with instructions and trip plans before the convoy set off to find the get in. The day promised sunshine, calm water and light winds, and our trip actually included paddling with the tide each way. Due to the large size of the group, our sea leader (Ian Bell) encouraged a buddy system to make it easier to keep tabs on 12 people with a range of experience on the water.
Will there be wildlife was a question at the beginning of the day – the answer was yes as porpoise, seals and sea birds were spotted on the leisurely paddle to Appin. The water was flat calm and the beach at Appin was soon reached. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch stop with some of the group contributing to local economy by frequenting the café/restaurant before a gentle paddle back to the cars via Castle Stalker.