Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 10 – Special Guests Come To Our Wild Camp

by Paul Kirtley

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Bottles of whisky on a tartan rug

Special visitors and special drinks…

After a long day on the river, from above the washing machine, through Knockando, Aberlour and beyond, we make it to our final camping spot on the River Spey. Plus we arrived with a reasonable amount of time before dark. We used this time to get well set up, with a cosy communal tarp-covered area and plenty of firewood.

Kevin was pooped and had a couple of pre-dinner whiskies to relax. Little did he know, I had arranged for some special guests to visit us with a surprise for him (that’s how surprises work). Ray snook off to ferry Alan and Mhairi across the river and we managed to get them into camp before Kevin knew what was going on. What followed was a wonderful evening around the campfire, full of the warmth of friendship…

Scotland’s Spey River Paddle & Whisky Tour – Part 10

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I hope you enjoyed the above films. Let me know what you think below. And keep an eye out for future instalments…

Previous Sections Of This Series

Watch part 1 here: Watch Canoeing The River Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine Curgenven – part 1

Watch part 2 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 2 – A Few Campfire Tricks

Watch part 3 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 3 – River Safety

Watch part 4 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 4 – Setting Camp In The Dark

Watch parts 5 and 6 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine parts 5 and 6 – Where Does The Whisky Come From?

Watch part 7 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 7 – More Whisky, Little Water

Watch part 8 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 8 – The Washing Machine

Watch part 9 here: Canoeing The Spey With Kevin, Ray & Justine part 9 – Teaching Kevin To Make Campfire Coffee

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PK Podcast 003: Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper

PK Podcast 013: Ray Goodwin On Continually Evolving Adventures By Canoe

PK Podcast 005: Justine Curgenven And An Aleutian Adventure

White Water Safety & Rescue Training Provides Useful Survival Skills

Six Men, Three Boats and The Bloodvein: Canoeing A Wilderness River

Wild Wanderings 6 – River Spey Canoe Journey

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Paul Kirtley is an award-winning professional bushcraft instructor. He is passionate about nature and wilderness travel. In addition to writing this blog Paul owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a wilderness bushcraft school, offering bushcraft courses and wilderness expeditions.

 

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