For some of us this was the first escape following Covid lockdown and the SMC's first kayak meet, based at the Sands Campsite by Gairloch. Despite varying degrees of wind two excellent days of paddling were had.  Taking advantage of the wind on the Saturday we did a circuit of Loch Gairloch, going with the wind to Badachro in the morning and managing to largely avoid it on return half, hugging the coast and passing Charleston and Gairloch on the way back.  On Sunday the weather was better but not good enough for our planned route, so the team headed north from Aultbea on Loch Ewe, which provided a superb paddle.  

Members attending were Stan Pearson, Grant Urquhart, David Myatt, Anthony Walker, Richard Bott, Chris Ravey, Ian Stevens and the meet was organised and led by Christine Watkins, to whom thanks are due. The photo shows Richard Bott and the Torridon hills, taken by Christine Watkins.