Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Laggan to Fort Augustus

Another cold night but very quiet.
In the morning before setting off we met Bill and Fran on the yacht Late Arrival, with third member of the crew Amber (woof). Bill is a committed sailor and Fran is learning with enthusiasm!
We left them behind having breakfast and when S&A joined us we headed up the canal through Laggan Bridge and on to Loch Oich.
Approaching Laggan Bridge

Laggan Bridge

The wind was behind us so we put up the headsail, turned off the engine and ran up the Loch. It was very pleasant and a good introduction for S&A to Harmony.
Back into the canal once more then through Kytra lock which was very pretty.

Lock keeper's office, Kytra

Here the lock keeper gave us gold stars for wearing our life jackets!
We had started to see more hire motorboats as we neared Fort Augustus. Bill and Fran caught us up as we waited to go through the lock flight, then decided to stay above the flight.
S&A lhad lunch with us then set off to walk the last eight miles to Invermoriston. We wouldn't see them again 'til we reached Inverness.

We locked down after the lunch break to join Archimede for the night.
Down the flight at Fort Augustus
Excellent fish and chips from the take away, then to bed.

1 comment:

  1. I like this use of "locked down" - much nicer than the usual one of being shut in somewhere whilst something nasty is going on! Can you also be "locked up"???!!! Loving all the photos of you all - hope Sheila and Andrew have enjoyed the walking and sailing.