On Friday 17th September 5 intrepid adventurers (Duncan, Ross, John, Jacque and Ann) set off from North Berwick heading to Fort Augustus to take part in Monster the Loch III, a 21 mile row on Loch Ness from Fort Augustus to Dorres Beach along with 86 other human powered boats. The weather was wet on Friday evening but changed to sunny and calm for the start of the race early Saturday morning.
Click here to see a video of the start
We were among skiffs, yoals, outrigger canoes, 8's, double skulls, kayakers and 2 Sups and the field quickly spread out with the 8's and outriggers speeding ahead. We managed to complete the row in 3 hours 58 minutes with Ann and Jacque taking turns at coxing whilst the men put in full effort for the whole 21 miles. There were a few blisters and aching muscles afterwards but the were overshadowed by a huge sense of achievement, not to mention the medal and t-shirt!
A few more photos can be found here