Largs to Ardfern via Crinan Canal
08 May 2010 | Ardfern
Two day journey now complete, in good sailing weather. Sailed all the way from Largs to Ardrishaig, promptly went aground in the entrance channel to the canal sealock, extricated ourselves immediately, thank goodness, and headed up the canal to Cairnbaan where a nice few beers and excellent dinner were provided for a small fee by the Cairnbaan Hotel. Off again in the morning into the final two uphall locks, then downhill all the way to Crinan. Great day, visibility 100%, could see all three paps of Jura very clearly, as we sailed up Loch Craignish in a north-westerly three to four. We popped on to the mooring and had lunch and a breather, then contacted the boatyard for a berth for a week or so. Snugly attached now, and off to Tom's for some hospitality! Great trip, 1391 nautical miles altogether from Lagos to here. Awesome!
Here's a pic of Tom with Little Else moored by lock 6 of the canal.
Check out also the new photo album, The Journey Home