Saturday, 5 August 2017

Saturday - Fort Augustus to Inverness

Penultimate (?!) leg.

We were able to tie up alongside the wharf in Seaport Marina and unload things into the car. Final hop back to Findhorn tomorrow.


Friday - Down the Fort Augustus Flight

And I seem to be slowing down ... I rafted up with "Cracklin' Rosy" to go down the flight because there were a lot of boats, and I was single handed. This worked well.

Carrie and Edan arrived on Friday, but we decided to defer the loch until Saturday.

Ducks and Ducklings, Fort Augustus

Baby ducks in Fort Augustus. A reason for hanging around ...

Thursday - Loch Oich to Fort Augustus

I'm taking a more leisurely trip up the canal, having rushed my journey down it ...

Wednesday - Gairlochy to Loch Oich

I thought I might be able to sail a bit on Loch Lochy, but spent a lot of time chasing breezes ...

After a brief stop a the Well of the Seven Heads I anchored off the Invergarry River. This is a very peaceful spot, more or less out of earshot of traffic, and I've often had it to myself (despite it being one of the few easy marked anchorages in the Great Glen).

Loch Oich, River Gary Anchorage, Early Morning

Monday and Tuesday - Corpach to Gairlochy

On Monday morning I got fuel in Corpach and then climbed Neptune's ladder. I sat in the basin for a while waiting to be told to enter the double lock before realising I'd left the VHF switched off ...

On Tuesday I went to Gairlochy - the GPS got a bit confused and has me taking an unlikely shortcut, but the real route of the canal is clear.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Sunday - Kerrera to Corpach

A long morning of motoring in a variety of conditions, all flat calm. Heavy rain as I came out of the Lynn of Lorne, and hot sunshine as I came out of the Corran Narrows and headed up the Loch. No wind at any time until I had taken the mainsail down and was trying to safely enter the Sea Lock.

But here I am! Nearly home...