I am considering a trip up Loch Lomond on Sunday 28th December (subject to weather etc.).
The plan would be to leave the Public Slipway at Balloch (Duncan Mills) in time to reach Inversnaid for Lunch, have lunch at the Inversnaid Hotel
and return to Balloch before it gets too dark.
Anyone fancy joining me? All welcome (but normal RIBnet gathering/cruising philosophy applies
I think that its about 1.5 hours from Balloch to Inversnaid (allowing for speed limits etc). So my plan would be to arrive at Balloch for 10am to allow a 10:30 departure. It will be getting dark by around 3:30pm so that should allow reasonable time for lunch and return.
My cruising speed is typically 15-20 knots depending on conditions, so other small/slow boats needn't worry about holding me up! Bigger - faster boats are of course welcome too - first to the bar has to get a round in
Anyone who fancies it and hasn't registerred to use the Loch - will need to do so, its theoretically free but in practice will cost you about a tenner for the number plates etc. (Details here: http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/...ault.asp?p=222
). The slipway is free.