The crews of Kingfisher and Nightsong, who berthed at the Island of Kerrera opposite Oban, woke up this morning to be greeted by thick fog. Luckily this soon burnt off to reveal a glorious day, so they set sail South down the West coast of Scotland to face the challenge of navigating the Cuan Sound. Cuan … Continue reading Leg 4. The Isle of Kerrera to Craobh
The first day’s sail of leg 4 brought the boats down Loch Linnhe.
This remarkable feat of engineering was built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822 and at over a quarter of a mile it is the longest staircase lock in Britain.
Loch Lochy was the most beautiful part of the journey and with an F4 we had a great sail. As we approached the western end of the Loch the snow-capped Ben Nevis came into view
This narrow stretch of water is the highest point of the Caledonian Canal and was once the strategic seat of the Chiefs of the Clan MacDonnell of Glengarry, a powerful branch of the Clan Donald.
Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland by volume – no wonder it is hard to find the elusive creature!
The stunning location of the Caledonian Canal offers a unique boating experience. Short stretches of the man-made canal link the scenic Scottish lochs and provide an East-West short cut for those wishing to avoid the long and arduous voyage around the Northerly Cape Wrath.
Shortly after this was taken a school of dolphins came to play in the moonlight :-)” Paul, aboard Kingfisher
as Kingfisher‘s crew appears to be making this a voyage of gastronomic pleasures, they had to seek out the renowned local delicacy, Arbroath Smokies
The spectacular coast of Northumberland was the backdrop to the start of Leg Two of the Sail for Macmillan. The start of the voyage saw a delay due to stormy weather conditions, but they were soon on their way.