By TMac

West Coast Weather Woes

The boys left early this morning.
We had a day's kayaking booked which I was really looking forward to. 
Nothing really beats being out on the water on the West Coast of Scotland.
Except the weather!
By 8am, I had a feeling it just wasn't going to happen.
The wind was howling and the rain was incessant.
Checking the coastal forecast was depressing.
Sure enough, half an hour later, our instructor and guide texted to say that the conditions were awful so the trip was cancelled.
We hummed and hawed. We risked descending into lethargy.
Eventually, we set off for Arduaine Gardens which proved a welcome shelter from the Scottish weather. Daughter was delighted as Dad bought her a latte. 
I embarked on a social media discussion with a friend on Gigha about the possibility of catching the ferry to meet for a quick hello, a cuppa, and an island fix.
She messaged to say the weather was glorious.
She messaged 5 minutes later to say there were hailstones.
She messaged 5 minutes after that to say her guests for that evening had cancelled due to storm conditions.
We decided not to risk it.
We drove to Crinan and ate our rolls in the car whilst watching the rain tip it down.
With typical Scottish optimism, we saw a glimpse of blue sky and decided to drive down to Carsaig Bay where we would have set off on our kayaking.
By the time we arrived, it was warm, the sea was calm and we could only imagine what it might have been like...

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