Nice morning for a solo paddle to squeeze in some extra miles for the Scottish Mountain Rescue fundraiser
I’M not feeling much like it, but I drag myself out of bed for an early paddle. It’s forecast to be windy on the loch by lunchtime and the outlook for the rest fo the week makes it unlikely I’ll get out again until next weekend.
Regardless of tiredness I really enjoy my paddle out to – and around – Inchcailloch and manage to livestream my paddle home form Port Bawn which results in a few more donations to our Scottish Mountain Rescue fundraiser.
Margaret’s breakfast ready when I get back home – s’pose it’s technically an early lunch as I took granola and yogurt out on my paddle.
There’s a trellis to be fixed to the wall in the front garden to train a rosebush that’s been growing in all weird directions over the last year. Slow progress drilling the brickwork with my underpowered cordless drill but I get there eventually and have the plus in just as Catriona, Will and the kids rock up. They’re bringing back the mini-bar/cooler we lent them for yesterday’s get-together.
We have a coffee and chat in the garden then they go on their way and I get some work done in the studio then deliver some new over-sized ‘I climbed Conic Hill’ fridge magnets to the village shop.
In the evening I’m packing up some merch – one of the others includes a Dave Arcari leather bracelet in the only size and colour I don’t have in stock. I make a batch of them which I hope will be dry and ready for finishing in the morning…