One of the perks of being a full time adventurer is ... I am on the water every day possible.
I have no idea how many hours that has been this year.. it could be anything between 400 and 600 ..or I could be totally wrong in that estimation altogether.. as hours mean nothing to me.
I started in Early March and have probably being at sea an average three days a week . Sometimes more..but seldom less.
Sometimes I go on my own..sometimes with kayaking friends.. sometimes other Sibbers. Day trips or multi day trip..the longest this year lasting a week at sea...I boat and camp as I go. Possibly eaten more mackerel in the past two months than the average seal too.
I attended the Ribnet Scottish SIB outing and have just returned from the F Rib & SIB Scottish SIB outing. Have met in person around 25 members for both forums and boated..partied and fished with them. You guys know who you are ..and Im sure you will agree..we all had a ball ..and didnít count hours then either
For info only ..
Furthest North I got this year was Loch Laxford ..way up near the top of Scotland
Followed by the Summer Isles and Ullapool area
All the islands to the North east of Skye ..example Rassay .. Rona ..Pabay .. Scalpay ..Longay ..Crowlins .. not to mention 2/3 way round Skye itself
Mallaig and Arisaig area in a heatwave of 26 degrees C ..in March !!
Many sea lochs around that area..example Loch Hourn..Loch Nevis.. Loch Eil .. Loch Linnhe .. Loch Leven ..Loch Ailort ..Loch Sunart ..to name a few
Parts of Mull..including the Sound of Mull
Iona and the Ross of Mull
A lot of the Firth of Clyde including its sea Lochs ..example Loch Fyne ..Loch Striven..loch Long .. Loch Goil etc..plus the Islands in the Clyde.. Bute .. Great and Small Cumbrae ..Arran and Ailsa Craig
I have not done much in the Mull of Galloway area yet..but heading down that way next week
However I have done parts of the Solway Firth ..which is the furthest south I have been this year
Most ..but not all locations ..have been in my 9 foot long F Rib powered by a 6hp four stroke.
Perhaps I will join in the missing dots and lines around the west coast of mainland Scotland this year.. perhaps not..Im in no hurry.
It is just great being retired... and knowing ..time means nothing.
PS Breezeblock..it was lumpy at Ganavan Sands today..but fine in Loch Leven and Loch Etive.. tomorrow should be ok too However it was very heavy rain at times