Time to say farewell. 

Two Swedish boats in pole position. This will be our last lock, North Sea is greeting us.  We say farewell at this point. One ship goes south, one goes north.  Thank you for your company through the Caledonia Canal. Good memories were made. 

Meeting Jürgen 

We met Jürgen on our way. He is a photographer and writes articles, holds speaches about his journeys.  Interesting fellow and I am looking forward to read and hear more from him. 

Klar Schiff – getting ready for the North Sea. 

Our cosy time in the canal is going to be over.  We are waiting for this big ship to make the way free for us hitting down to the marina.  Still some preparations to be done before we can go into North See.  We’ve done washing, about to change the sails for storm, tiding up,…

Inverness – dreaming big. 

We went into town tonight, ask a young fellow what is favorite pub would be. Gellions. Ok, Gellions it is. We had a lovely walk along the river, and ended up in Inverness’ oldest pub. Live music, chatting, some drinks and heaps of loughter. Making friends with the locals and even learned a dance from…

Loch Ness

A mystic place and a fun afternoon on the water. Katarina and Riley went swimming, brrr.  I got picked up with our friends super dinghy again. It does 100km/h and makes fun to speed over this deep deep water and have a look around the corners.  We will prolly not make it to the marina…

Sunshine after the rain. 

The main issue on this canal is the opening and closing times of locks and bridges. Today this brought us to this peaceful place, waiting in front of the Lock Kytra, just in time before the rain hit us. I used the time to crochet new hats, as my selling at Neptunes Staircase went super…

About calm winds and deep waters and a goosed sensors. 

We were chillin on Loch Lochy today , no winds for sailing so we had a quiet time on the water. Our new wing buddies on their Swan 59 got trouble with their engine so we packetged up together to prevent them from drifting ashore while fixing the engine. Google helped with the analyzes. In…

Traveling makes you new friends

We made it to Gairlochy today, made friends with the other boat and were invited over to see their new treasure. A swan 59, beautiful. Bring some beer… As I was in town with Wiebke I just came in time for drinks and beer. They even thought of me not eating any dairy, food was…

Good to see you again. 

I had somethings to look forward to: meeting my old friends Wiebke and Billy! They were running a Scottish pub in my street back in the old Hamburg times but moved back to Scotland years ago.  Wiebke and I used to hang around a lot and was so great to see her again. Damn, such…

Caledonian Canal

29 locks (8 at neptunes staircase) and 10 swing Bridges on 60nsm. Saturday morning, entering the Caledonia Canal brings a peaceful journey to us, standing in full contrast to our trip from Ireland to Scotland so far. We are planing on being in the Canal for 5 days. That might sound boring, but a little…

Oban to Fort William

We had an easy ride from Oban to Fort William. 31nsm 5.45min  The scenery was more mystic blue grayish as I had hoped after the manly sunny time in Oban. But you can’t have it all,right?!  We reached Fort William with the last rays of light, anchored and tried our chances fishing for dinner. 

Oban, Scottish as it could be. 

The landscape is different, the cliffs look steeper, the fields a bit more rough.  And: the city looks so much more like an English town (don’t let a Scotsman read this) Oban is the biggest town we came across our tour so fare. It looks beautiful old, cosy and still industrial. A ferry picks us…