My route also included a somewhat decrepit chain ferry. This was recently made infamous by the television programme Top Gear, who hammed up their crossing with rather large cars. Continue reading Albania, Days 5 & 6 – The Blue Eye, ancient Butrint and Ksamil by the sea.
The Drino Valley stretches out below, with mountain ranges beyond as far as the eye can see. I have visited many castles over the years, but this one still had that “wow” factor for me, as I entered beneath its majestic arches. Continue reading Albania – Day 4, Gjirokastra – more than just a UNESCO site.
Landing in Oslo airport was a world apart from the Gatwick experience in more ways than one. Continue reading Carbon footprint guilt? Go to Oslo.
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 … Continue reading Leg 4. The Isle of Kerrera to Craobh
The first day’s sail of leg 4 brought the boats down Loch Linnhe. Continue reading Leg 4. Fortwilliam and Corpach to the Isle of Kerrera and Oban
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. Continue reading The end of Leg 3, descending Neptune’s staircase
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 Continue reading Leg 3. The Battle of the shirts, a river horse and Lizzie
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! Continue reading Leg 3, part 2: In search of monsters, myths and legends
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. Continue reading Leg 3. The Caledonian Canal, part one
Shortly after this was taken a school of dolphins came to play in the moonlight :-)” Paul, aboard Kingfisher Continue reading Leg 2: Arbroath to Inverness