We tried out canoeing at the weekend on Loch Lomond, with Keith from Paddlepower and Adventure. In the past, we’ve kayaked a few times, but this was our first time in a canoe. Canoeing is very good fun, and you don’t get so cold and wet as in a kayak. On the other hand, to work a two-man canoe effectively you need good communication between the person in the front, and the person in the back. I was the one in the back, and thought that my communications to the one in the front (Lindsey) were good, but Lindsey reckoned that Keith, the guide, had probably never heard two people disagreeing and arguing so much.
Our course was rather zig-zag to start off with, until the person in the front eventually heeded my instructions.
Two other people went on the trip.
We started at Luss, and guided by Keith, paddled round the island of Inchtavannach. For an inland loch, the water on the way back was surprisingly rough.