Something we’ve wanted to do for a long time is to take the children canoe-camping. This would open up lots of tantalising possibilities: a descent of the Thames, the Wye, or the Spey; a journey through the Great Glen, across Rannoch Moor; or an adventure into Knoydart or to Suilven.
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As you will have gathered by now between March and early October most of our outdoor adventures have a fishing element. With the trout season limited to less than 7 months it would be a shame to waste any time (so say the anglers) but it could get quite monotonous after a while - especially with a non-fishing member of the party.
It's March and of course that means we have to share our obligatory start of season fishing adventure! This year the first day was a weekday - and not great weather - so only the most hardy in the family ventured out. But the fist weekend of the season was just nice enough to lure me out too for a full family-fishing adventure.
Canoe camping has been on our to do list for a long time but we never seem to mange to pull it off.
Sometimes our Sundays become a game of passing child batons. I (try to) run and Tim cycles....but if we are organised enough we can combine our own hobbies with family time.
Every child should get the chance to found a country! Definitely a rite of passage! Corwin's chance came a couple of weeks ago during a late Friday afternoon & evening fishing and BBQ picnic on Loch Assynt - let us present Corwindium!
I am sure there are things in your family outdoor life you ALWAYS wanted to do? Climb that mountain, walk that path, paddle to destination X, sail to Y, cycle to Z ...
Inspired by a post from another Ambassador earlier in the year we had made it our business to acquire a Morphibian for the LTs to enjoy on our summer holiday. These amazingly robust remote control toys work on land and in water, and Joe couldn't contain his excitement when we produced it from the back of the car with a flourish one sunny day in Switzerland.
As we head for the final countdown until the new wild brown trout season starts - in just 16 days - it's about time to relive the final day of the last season! How could we forgot to document here on Little Trekkers!
In a post last year called 'The River Wild', I explained how we had realised that before long we would have to expand into two canoes to be able to take Little Sister with us and allow James and Little Brother to become front paddlers in their own right. A stepping stone towards this was for me to get used to paddling at the stern.
James had been itching to get out canoe camping again but the weather gods had been refusing to play ball. After a couple of weeks of cancelled plans, we decided it was now or never.
We don’t usually go away on a ‘proper’ holiday over the summer - too crowded and too expensive - but this year we decided to try something different, and booked a week of ‘glamping’ in Italy.