Well its been a good few weeks now since I last managed to get a post up on my blog, so I hope this one is worth the wait!
Earlier this year mom saw a programme on TV where the presenters had visited part of the Caledonian Canal. It must have really caught her attention because within a week we were ready to book up to go and explore this wonderful part of Scotland ourselves! A quick Google, led us promptly to the Caley Cruisers website and we chose to hire one of their larger boats for a week – a Strathspey. Although we’ve sailed a little in the past we’d never done anything like motor cruising before so we couldn’t quite imagine what it would be like. I’m happy to report that we had a fantastic week; it felt like a real adventure!
The week saw us travel from the Caley Cruisers boat yard which is just on the edge of Inverness down to Benavie near Fort William (and back again). You pass through Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Loch Oich, Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy and Gairlochy.
It really was a great week for photography – between the 4 of us we must have taken over 1500 photos! It hasn’t been easy to choose which photos to put on the blog but I think these give a feel for the week.
Day 1 – Our tentative first steps onto Loch Ness followed by a few of Caley Cruiser boats
Day 2 – Lunch break at Fort Augustus
Day 3 – Stuck at Laggan Locks over night because Loch Lochy was too choppy
Day 5 – Brief patch of sunshine at Cullochy Lock
I have so many more photos from this week that I want to share – I might have to do a second blog post!