A social paddling weekend based in the bunkhouse at the Berry Farm. Two "day" cruises, the first one from Rosemarkie beach going east and then north round the coast to Cromarty village. Day 2 was from Nigg slipway and north up to Balintore harbour. This was a NESKy group and so involved a mega-mix meal on the Saturday night plus a few glasses of vino.
Some folk managed to get sight of the dolphins, buzzards were soaring at the clifftop and some of us made the scramble up to the WWII lookout posts at the entrance to Cromarty. The giant drilling semi-sub "West Phoenix" was very visible moored in the wider Moray firth. For some reason we missed looking at the mermaid that sits on the rock at Balintore.
Lovely area and we were really blessed with benign conditions given the time of year.