Here are the highlights of some of my 2015 adventures .. I confess that due to the weather .. I spent more days walking and wild camping on the hills ..than I did going by boat
I used my Seago Slat floor in the early part of the year
Falling asleep on Loch Leven .. ZZzzzzzzzz .
I couldn’t let a year go by without a few trips to Arisaig.. IMO ..one of the best SIBing locations in Scotland. It was only Seago day trips this year . I had planned on camping there for a month..but the weather put that notion out my head..perhaps June 2016 will be better ?
Going round the Garvellaches with youngest daughter by Quicksilver 4.3m SIB. It was my most exposed journey (furthest from main land) of 2015 ..but certainly not roughest.
Although it was a poor year for fishing for me.. I still enjoyed a few outing catching Gurnards and other non edible species in Loch Etive
I thoroughly enjoyed a wild camp with the Lomo Brothers and their kayaks .. on Loch Fyne
And I will never forget getting in front of Poly and Willk on the Scottish Ribnet meet.. it was also my first time by SIB through the Corryvrechan.. Im looking forward to see what Poly is Planning for 2016 .. and white horses wont keep me away from it.
I will also never forget the F-Rib guys outing at Oban. It was a big bounce round Lismore that day.. and would possibly be the roughest water I was in during 2015. Although it looks very calm at Port Ramsey (this photo) It was the calm before the storm in the tide race at the southern point of Lismore. F4-F5 against the tide rip .. the water was whiter than the Guinness top which I swallowed in one , that night at the campsite .. glad to be dry and out the wet.
I enjoyed a long weekend in Loch Hourn and Knoydart..which was the furthest north and most remote ..that I took a boat this year.
Yup ..Im not complaining about 2015 ..I thoroughly enjoyed it. As for 2016 ? As long as I still have the health and energy to post about it at the end of next year..I will be happy ..no matter where I go..or what happens.
Have a GREAT NEW YEAR everyone .. I wish you many happy adventures in 2016