When Stephen and I did our "Wrong end of the loch" trip (http://jurassic-chris.blogspot.com/2011/04/wrong-end-of-loch.html ) back in April we'd hoped to visit some of the islands at the northern end of Loch Lomond. Due to our lack of sailing experience and the very light winds we encountered on the first day we didn't make progress as quickly as we'd hoped and as a result didn't have time to visit any of the northern islands.
Recently while chatting to Pat the topic came up again and Pat mentioned that he'd like to see Inveruglas Isle in particular. Pat's Mum grew up at Inveruglas and as a youngster she and her friends had visited the isle to explore the ruined MacFarlane clan castle there. Pat was keen to see the castle with his own eyes and I'm happy to use any excuse to get out in my canoe so we hatched a plan to do a day trip to Inveruglas Isle.
We launched at Tarbet again, unfortunately the gates on the track down to the slipway are locked during the summer months so we had to carry the boats down to the water's edge.
Thanks to Pat for coming with me, canoeing is fun anyway but it's more fun with some company and also thanks to him for taking the pictures of me (I usually end up with pics of other folks).