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Loch Tummel

April 2016

What’s the time talking clock?

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.

As I arrived back at the start I pinged my talking clock and it shouted “1.17pm”. 
Now I suppose I’d better get back to some proper training.  Next week I’ll be aiming to do 40km in under 7 hours. 


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