Our plan finally came together and we made it come true.
Rob had invited me to come Kayaking with him a long time ago, but I always dragged him on hikes instead, this time I would be the underdog. After Rob being able to arrange for me to borrow a kayak for the weekend we meet at the leisurely time of 9am to head down to Meggan on the banks Lake of Lucerne, From here the plan was to follow the shore line as it wiggled in and out around the villages, towns, cliffs and forests and as you can see from the first two pictures below, we ended up having two pretty long days of paddling... especially for a novice like myself.
All went well, and we made camp on the side of pretty steep forest with enough space for my hammock and Robs tent, plus the luxury of a campfire. After a well deserved beer, or two, dinner was served (Steak and potatoes) and only the best red wine you can find in a box ;-)
Day two started with a long layin, the weather was a overcast compared to Saturday, but a morning swim woke us up. After packing up and making sure we left the place cleaner than when we had arrived, off we went for another long paddling day. Day two was different, especially with a windy, wavy crossing to Vitznau. and the long stretch home seemed to go on and on and on.
All in all a great weekend and a big thank you to Rob for his organisation and shared kayaking experience.
Last Saturday the RCL 'Old Farts' got together to watch the Dangels Home game and catch up with some old faces over a beer or two.
With lovely weather, great Rugby to watch (the Men's game was unfortunately called off) and some serious catching up to do for some of us, the Restaurant was booked and we where all set.... It was a great Saturday with Mates, Beer, Sun, Fun, and even something to eat... we must be getting old.
Lets do it again.
p.s. Thanks Fergal
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