Day two in the canal saw us transit Loch Ness and along the canal from Fort Augustus to Kytra Lock. Sadly it was overcast for much of the day but the rain held off until evening.
After passing through Dochgarroch Lock we rafted alongside sv Taipan to show them Zen Again and share a cuppa. Great to see them again.
From the lock we motored SW into Loch Ness. There was a 20 knot wind blowing straight down the loch. Tacking for the 20nm didn't look attractive so the donk did the work. We went close past Urquhart Castle and admired the scenery which is spectacular even without much sunshine.
|Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness|
Fort Augustus is a pretty small town at the SW end of Loch Ness. We lay alongside a pontoon for 20 minutes while waiting for the swing bridge. After the swing bridge there is another flight of locks which lift boats almost to the level of Loch Oiche. This flight is clearly a major tourist attraction with lots of people videoing our every move as we ascended from lock to lock.
|Approaching Fort Augustus|
|In flight at Fort Augustus|
|Pretty buildings in Fort Augustus|
|Fort Augustus Reach|
|Zen Again at Kytra Lock|
|Rainy Loch Oich|
|Laggan Swing Bridge|
Tomorrow we hope to move onward, through Loch Lochy to the Western Reach.