So, you'd have exactly the opposite problem; if the tide was out you couldn't paddle!
Did you come down the river or from the Eilean Shona direction?
We put in at the castle and paddled down the coast, camped for the night then paddled back.
Was it tricky around Eilean Shona? The narrows either side have a reputation of being difficult when the tide is coming/going.
I think we must have timed it right, it was a fairly easy paddle down stream, the tide was going out and when we came back the tide was out giving us a long portage back to the car. The water was very calm both days.
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