|Lying in Corpach Basin|
We wanted a leisurely start but the lock keepers wanted us to pass through the swing bridge after it was opened for some boats moving down so they requested us to move up as soon as possible. Apparently the bridge was causing some problems.
We made a complete hash of entering the first lock. So much so that I had to come out do a 360 degree turn and then go back in again. Hilary and I could not throw our lines up to the top of the lock the first time but did better the second time.
The steam train is scheduled to go through about 10 o'clock. As our debacle in the first lock meant we arrived at the bridge a bit too close to 10 o'clock for comfort they asked us to wait
|Waiting for the train|
|Looking back down Neptune's Staircase|
|Sheila and Andrew|
We then set off in Harmony and Sheila and Andrew (S&A) headed off on the track beside the canal.
|S&A on the track|
|Even the RNLI like the canal|
But mostly it was empty
|Not a soul around|
|Deep in the lock|
S&A went off to their hotel about an hours walk away and once we were safely moored we headed off to join them for supper. It was a lovely walk there and back and a jolly good supper, thank you Sheila.
It was a cold night which resulted in a heavy frost.