This was my first paddle of the year, and my first time paddling the Dee. The river turned out to be superb (I'd a feeling it would be) although the water level was still fairly low.
Starting the in the Cairngorm National Park, the river tumbles its way down a quiet valley, losing a good deal of height before emptying into the sea at Aberdeen. I paddled the stretch from Braemar to Potarch and camped along the way.
I'll definitely be back to this one.