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Loch of Lintrathen

                                                                                    Today Stephen Ellis (Montrose Kayaker) and myself The Paddle Bandit went on a early morning paddle to the Loch of Lintrathen, a few miles outside of Kirriemuir in Angus Scotland. We arrived just as the pale sun was beginning to peep its head over the surrounding hills and the temperature was still at the overnight temperature of about 4 and 6 Deg. C and as you can imagine, "Wondering what the hell we were doing here", rather than being tucked up in a warm bed, and why we were proposing to go for a paddle in near freezing water. I was extremely glad to be wearing a winter wetsuit, booties and full finger neoprene gloves, l also had on my Rooster Top to keep out the wind chill of a 23 km predicted wind, later on in our paddle As the water level was very high, launching proved challenging through the reeds and bushes, and being able to stay out of the water as much as possible, eventually we were