Time Bandit

Whiling away Covid lockdowns cruising slowly towards South Africa for November ‘21.

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Half(ish) Way thru Canal

19 May 2013 | Fort Augustus
Fort William failed to deliver on local music so we started what turned out to be a long day working our way into the canal starting with Neptune's Staircase, a flight of 5 locks lifting up to just about freezing level.

The passage through took us longer as traffic seemed to be slower than last time. We got to Gairlochy and the lock keeper said, "aye, ye'll no be gettin' much further the night".

We stuck our nose out into Loch Oich and get a belt on the nose from 35 knots blowing straight down the loch.

Pretty quickly we turned around and headed back in to the pontoon to shelter for the night.

Wen we got back, three kayakers (Paul, Gregor and Crawford) were warming up in the laundry room. As ex-kayakers we knew how they'd be feeling and so invited them aboard and had a wee soirée in the evening shopping stories.

Next day we headed up the loch making Fort Augustus in the sunshine about 1pm, just as the keepers went for lunch so we were stuck for three hours. Good news is the sun came out and it was a warm balmy evening.

We finally made Inverness but were now faced with continuous northerlies. So we went to the pub.
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Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Outremer 51
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with a super sleek cat and still cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: May’21. Now in Seychelles, either ‘till October when we head for South Africa or maybe we do an early side trip to Tanzania. Who knows.
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