Today was my first opportunity to go paddling recreationally. Tom, Biscuit, and Laura invited me out for a rainy morning on the Tay from the Scottish Canoe Association Access to
Grand Tully ('Grantley').
This access point was negotiated with a local estate owner
for SCA and BCU members ONLY.
Laura and Biscuit prep the kit at the put-in for the Tay
This is a warm-up activity I was not familiar with
It's an easy section of class II with some fun play spots for the open boats. I was paired with Biscuit. Tom and Laura paddled the other tandem boat. We all made our way down, catching nearly every eddy and surfing every wave we could find along the way.
Biscuit explains the line
Tom and Laura cruising along
Tom and Laura take a quick cake break
There was plenty of cake to go around
Vic joined us part way down. She is another member of the Beyond Adventure crew.
We finished off the run with running the top drop at Grand Tully two or three times. Several of us nailed the top eddy move before hopping our way down to the bottom through the smaller rapids below.
Vic driving the line on the upper rapids at Grand Tully
Vic dropping in to the seam
Laura and Tom lining for the top eddy
Makin' the move
Laura brings it home with a big draw