Laggan jetty to Fort Augustus – 9.2 miles in 5 hours and 40 minutes
Not far today, but neverthless a trip of contrasts. We waited to leave till around 11am as the forecast said that the torrential rain of the previous 24 hours was set to ease and it did …. gradually. The first stretch from Laggan to Loch Oich was lovely – tree-lined and very peaceful. Loch Oich itself was a gem. It is a lot shallower than the other lochs and we did have to follow the channel, but it was very beautiful. The ruins of Invergarry Castle along with islands, small bays and wooded shores gave it a very peaceful and intimate atmosphere. From there we went through to Cullochy Lock, on to Kytra Lock – heading down in both as we have now gone beyond the watershed. We.then moored up just above the Fort Augustus flight of locks. We had to wait there for a couple of hours while the lock keepers had their lunch break and then locked a few boats upwards. Around 3.40pm we started into the locks and around one hour later emerged onto Loch Ness where we moored up for the evening.