Sunday, 8 February 2009

The Tummel

Calum and I have had a couple of good days on the Tummel recently. The first was in very wet weather. We put in at the S bends and had a short blast down to Loch Faskally. Despite the weather the level was low (it's dam fed), but the loch had turned into a raging river, thanks to a big brown flood pouring down the Garry. There was a sharp eddy line across the bay where the Tummel enters the loch- clear water on one side, debris and mud on the other!



Last Thursday we had a wintry tour down the upper (or uppper upper) river to Tummel Bridge. There are some nice rapids, including a reasonably meaty grade 4 drop, but an awful of lot of bumping and scraping in between. Calum managed to impress the tourists by going under the bridge right way up and appearing downside upside down. Funny how a roll looks better than doing things upright.

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