Inverness … fresh to salty

Inverness (Seaport Marina) to Inverness (Inverness Marina) – 2.4 miles in 1 hr 10 mins. Back on board and just a quick trip today – from the fresh water of the Caledonian Canal to the salt water of Inverness Marina on the River Ness. We locked out through Clachnacharry Works …

A short sojourn in Seaport Marina

Having arrived in Seaport Marina (Inverness), we will be leaving the boat for 10 days or so. On the way into the canal, we were advised to buy a two week transit licence and we can then extend that for a few days, which should just last us long enough. …

Going forth to Fort Augustus

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 …

Creeping along the Caledonian Canal

Corpach Basin to Laggan locks – 16.2 miles in 6 hours and 40 minutes We started along the Caledonian Canal proper today. We left Corpach Basin around 8.30am once they had locked a fishing boat in through the sea lock and we then followed him for the next few hours. …

Careering to Corpach

Kerrera to Corpach Basin – 33.8 miles in 6 hours A lively sleigh ride of a sail today. The wind was forecast to be gusting 25-28 knots today, so we expected a fast trip, but it is probably safe to say we didn’t expect a top speed of 10.3 knots …