Leg 3 sees two new crews join our boats at Inverness and, after a re-stocking of supplies, sail4macmillan's Round Britain sets out along the Caledonian canal for a few days of peaceful sailing toward Fort William.
After locking in at the Clachnaharry sea lock, Ashanti and Clearlake II begin to saunter toward their first overnight mooring at Dochgarroch, and with plenty of time to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Scottish highlands along the way.
The canal offers an array of unique challenges. There are a total of 29 locks along the way, and so our crews boat handling skills will be tested, and good throwing arms will be developed when hurling lines up to those on the lock walls. Also there are a series of swing bridges that need to be negotiated along the way, so timing and communication will be vital!
Our crews were soon safely moored at Dochgarroch, and ready for a good meal on board. It is a very different pace on the canal, as those who are continuing from a previous leg found out much to their pleasure. Although it is not as wild as offshore there is still plenty to see and do!
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