In late October and after a very good season based at Kyle Pontoons we sadly said good bye to Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross to head south for the winter and the shelter of the River Clyde.
It’s fair to say that this Autumn in the UK has been just a teeny bit windy with Storms Ophelia and Brian. It was a bit of a race to get down the Sound of Sleat – we sat out Ophelia in Isleornsay – and around Ardnamurchan Point and into the shelter of Loch Na Droma Buidhe before Brian hit. But we did it and hardly felt a thing!
Our return trip took us two weeks this year in part to avoid the storm but also to tie in with one of our ‘Crinan Crew’, Dave, who valiantly drove up from Suffolk to join us and help us through the canal. We did this bit on our own last year – not to be recommended- and we have been very glad to have help both ways.
Thanks to Scott’s great planning we avoided most of the nasty seas and in doing so explored some new and known places and enjoyed some downtime before we reached the Clyde.
We stopped off in the Holy Loch to see our friends at the Majestic Line, Argyll Cruising and the Holy Loch Marina – well timed to see the Glen Etive piped into her berth alongside the Glens Tarsan and Massan – we ran the Massan about ten years ago!
We settled into James Watt Dock Marina by the end of October and started to get Red Moon all set for chilly winter living…
… and Christmas!
There are some fantastic walks around the area and we get out and explore as much as we can…
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