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Kayaking across Loch Tay, winter style!

Another winter paddle adventure you should try... 

One of the largest lochs/lakes in United Kingdom, Loch Tay, Scotland was our first paddle challenge location this winter 2017/18. We chose the shortest day of the year, 21st of December. 

This magnificent venue is 24km long, 150m deep and quite narrow, meandering slightly near Ben Lawers mountain range. 

We started our trip in Killin, west end of the loch. Jamie, who came with the whole idea, travelled from North Wales day before but was ready to tackle this long trip. 

He contacted us at Outdoor Explore, to arrange a kayak challenge on Loch Tay and help him to raise profile of Teddy Bear Children Ltd charity. Great cause! 

So, it's just not long after sunrise. Still minus 2 degrees Celsius. We already tackled Loch Ness exactly a year ago. We also crossed Loch Awe and Loch Lomond in the past. This means we know each other habits and can rely more and more on each other skills if we ever needed them. Quite an important part of any expedition, big or small... 

As we are in Scotland, on such a narrow venue we didn't get much sun at all. Two hours of it to be exact! At least it was almost windless and quite clear skies. This meant temperature has risen, with highs of plus 2 degrees Celsius... 

Winter adventures are affecting our body even more than Scottish summer ones. This means regular fueling, good amount of layers hydration is quite vital when planning such trip. 

We travelled along some great places during our Loch Tay kayaking challenge. Stunning views of the hills and surrounding mountains, historical and iconic Crannog Centre, fantastic wildlife and not a single soul on the water throughout the day! 

This was a pretty trip, you really should try it, even i  the winter. 

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