|Alan going clockwise or is it anti clockwise?|
After canoe polo training on Friday evening with FCAG, we met some of the members of our new club during a pool session on the Saturday and decided to join them for a paddle on the Sunday going out from one of our usual put in points, Silver Sands. Some things never change! It seems that Alan goes out on more or less the same route most Saturdays or Sundays, or even both days (rumour is, he sometimes does the trip anti clockwise!).
After lunch we headed into Inverkeithing bay. We've paddled this stretch of the Forth many times, but have always avoided going into the harbour here. Seeing it from the road, it's always minging looking, piles of scrap metal and generally grotty. I was more than surprised to see that, that part of the harbour is away off in the far corner and the rest of the area is lovely. It has a real wee community feel about it and I admit, it was my favourite part of the paddle (other than paddling with some new paddling acquaintances).
|Admiring a new boat?|
|Watch out for cows!|
We carried on past St David's bay with a breeze picking up against us, then past Haystacks with a bit of a breather at Braefoot Bay. It's great having new folks to have a natter with while paddling. Most folk that know me will possibly be surprised that I think Ray from the club natters more than me, telling me about previous club trips and what other members have been getting up to. All good stuff!
I look forward to many more trips with this club.