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Apr
17

Scotland, Easter 09

Once again we head north, hoping for some water, the signs are not good and banter on UK Rivers indicates that previous Easters have been dry as a dry place, however……

The Allt Kinglass, a trib of the Orchy provides an entertaining if a little short run, on this drop when you think you are far enough right, go further right, perfect levels.

Cat just about hard enough right

Laggan Dam, built in the 30's to provide hydro power for the British Aliminium Company smelter near Fort William, water runs by tunnel to Loch Treig then by underground tunnel for around 15 miles before the pipes run down the side of the Ben.  When they have too much water however, they kindly provide a release through any number of the six pipes.  Today we had two releasing, earlier in the week it had been on 4, doah!  Described as 3+ on two, with the lower gorge being at it's most technical, what a blast, great entertainment, so much so we did it again.

Blue sky, snow capped mountains, Scotland?!

Becks just about to enter the gorge, punching hard right, below the gorge lies Inverlair Falls, rarely kayaked.

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Glen Etive on a low water day, heaving, more plastic than Jordan

Barnsey, winding up for hammer time.