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Paul Fay

Friday, 4 July 2014

Caledonian Canal.

Ti Gitu entered the Caledonian Canal at Inverness to make the passage through to the West coast. We waited for a couple of days while friends joined us and then slowly made our way through taking 11 days for the transit.
This is the second time we have passed through but it is still beautifully spectacular. All the canal staff are really helpful so passing through the locks and bridges is no problem.

Looking along Loch Ness - But no sightings of 'Nessie'

Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
We ended up at Corpach near Fort William and have waited for a few days while some bad weather passed through. While there other friends called in for a cuppa, great to catch up after ten years.  We hope to do some more catching up later when we are out in the Islands.
Next it is down Loch Linnhe where we hope to anchor in some fairly secluded lochs before heading up the Sound of Mull.
While in the canal we had a slight problem with the engine producing white smoke and misfiring at start up. Guessing that this was the heater plugs I ordered a set of 4 from a company on ebay and had them sent to the Corpach lock office who held them for me.
After fitting all seems well.

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