Boating & Biking Adventures

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Fort Augustus

After a very nice passage through Loch Oich and its connecting river, we have now safely moored in Fort Augustus under the view of many spectators. This tourist spot is the entry into Loch Ness and Nessie’s legacy.

Fair winds…

…moving down…

Port Side
Starboard Side

We have passed the highest point and started the downhill back to seawater level. 106ft is the highest altitude the lady has every experienced, in cold but nice and sweet waters.

Amazing landscape was the return granted to us including some fog in breaking up clouds showing the sun under partly blue sky. Nice mixture.

Fair winds…

Loch Lochy & Laggan Lock

Moving along the canal towards Loch Lochy.
SY Hullu Poro safely moored for the night.

🚴‍♂️…Harry & Potter…🚴‍♂️

Well, Harry & Potter connects me slightly differently to my focused 🚴‍♂️ ride today. Apparently the Glenfinnan Viaduct is linked to fantasy around Harry Potter but my connection goes rather back to work in South Korea and a lovely dog 🐕‍🦺 named Potter.

Fair winds…

SY Hullu Poro safely moored in Banavie.

…moving up…

We have now completed 11 of the total 29 locks including 8 at Neptune’s Staircase, an impressive construction dated back to 1811!

An international group of four boats got lifted up, one each from Scotland, America, Sweden and ourselves under German flag. Two Hallberg-Rassy!

Quickly it becomes a routine. Support from the local team is outstanding.

We will stay in Banavie for the night.

Fair winds…

Good Morning Ben Nevis

Corpach Lock is just lying at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in GREAT Britain.

Caledonian Canal

Sailing Loch Linhe we passed the first lock in Corpach and have now entered the Caledonian Canal.

Oban – Slate Islands

Today‘s focus ride covered one of the famous Slate Islands – Easdale. It not only used to be the center of the Scottish slate industry for almost three centuries (!) but still, until today, remains the smallest of the inhabited Inner Hebrides Islands.

A more than remarkable international event taking place here are the World Stone Skimming Championships 😅 hosted every year, in September.

A fantastic 🚴‍♂️ today!

Fair winds…

Oban Lights Festival

Today‘s morning view is encouraging and according to the weather forecast it shall stay dry.

Oban Lookout

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