The first time I ever paddled a full Loch Tummel, and back, was with my friend Ricky O. That day it had taken us almost four and half hours to do the SUP. I knew I could do better.
Over my next few trips to Tummel I got my time down to well under three and a half hours, and my last 2 trips and been 3 hours 6 minutes and 3 hours 11 minutes.
The weather forecast for today was perfect. Almost zero wind.
As I left my usual start point, my talking clock told me it was “10.22am”. I had to be back by 1.22pm.
Within 20 minutes I was stripped to the waist and enjoying this glorious spring day.
Apart from shouting “good morning” to what turned out to be a marker buoy, almost hitting a couple of geese and then getting lost on the north shore of the narrows, the blind man did well.