Loch Fyne looking seaward on an Autumn afternoon,
just as the sun is starting to burn off the hill mist
I decided to launch at the little village of Otter Ferry, near the mouth of the loch. The location is indicated by the green arrow in the map in the post below this.
At Otter Ferry: can you see the distant structure on the horizon,
just to the right of my boat's flag?
That is a navigation mark which indicates the start of the inner section of Loch Fyne.
It lies 1.2 miles (2km) out from the shore and to reach it would represent the furthest I have ever paddled out from the shore...
Should I attempt the voyage?
I set off and look over my shoulder at the the village of Otter Ferry.
The larger building is The Oystercatcher pub and oyster bar,
renowned for serving the freshest oysters straight out of the loch
After half an hour's steady paddling, I round the mark.
You can just make out the white houses of Otter Ferry on the shore.
Back on shore, I visit The Oystercatcher pub
A challenging environment, a 4x4 car, a tent, a boat, a fishing rod,
a pub, pint of good ale and a plate of oysters.
What more could a man possibly want!