Paddling with a wild camp each evening
With just a few days available to us before heading onto scout camp at Lochearnhead we drove down to meet the sea at Speyside and spent the day on the look out for whales and dolphins, safe in the knowledge that at some point in the future we planned to head back up to Scotland.
As we headed downstream we spent the evening of our 3rd days paddle looking for a wild camp, we started with a plan to camp on one of the islands until we discovered that the boys boat had forgotten to bring along the tent, which they had somehow left behind. Chloe found the ideal campsite it a bit boggy and we found a space where we could suspend our hammocks and nearby a space to pitch a tent.
We had entrusted the boys with our most important possessions- the supplies for the evening meal- At this point we discovered that when the boys boat had capsized earlier in the day the food – more importantly our supply of puddings and chocolate had been flooded with river water!. We had to make an emergency trip to the nearest town for reinforcements as well as a trip back to base camp for tents and fresh supplies.