It doesn't look a great forecast for Saturday, the first day of the Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium. I hope to be blogging the event if I can find the time.
I have copies of the draft programmes. There will be an excellent variety of water and land based practical sessions; full day-trips with quality coaches, such as a crossing to Rum with Kevin Mansell & Nigel Dennis (weather permitting); plus class-room seminars and slide-shows.
My guess is most over-subscribed will be Turner Wilson and Cheri Perry. They're going to stay wet all weekend! They have 'Greeland Skills' sessions Saturday and Sunday morning, then 'Greenland Rolling 1' sessions, both afternoons and all day Monday.
Jim Kennedy and Donald Thomson will do a full day of forward paddling Saturday (Podcasts with both in the Library), with Les Kirkpatrick taking over on the Sunday morning.
Photographers should be well pleased. On Sunday morning, Justine Curgenven will teach a full morning seminar on 'Video Technique', while on Monday morning Douglas Wilcox will take a practical session on 'Taking Better Pictures'. Bring your cameras. Again, Podcasts with both.
I've just mentioned thirteen sessions. There are seventy five sessions in total. Plus demo kayaks. Plus Trevor Potts giving the evening talk on Saturday, 'In the Wake and Footsteps of Shackleton'.
And on Sunday night, the talk is 'Scotland's Inside Passage' by some bloke called Willis. Sounds like a blatant book advert.