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Circumnavigation of Scotland! Skye and Orkney to Jura via the Caledonian Canal 2007

Leaving Glasgow on July 12th I joined Wind of Gare at Portree. Stormbound until the 14th we travelled via Cape Wrath to the mouth of Hoy and into Stromness, Orkney arriving 15th. Leaving Stromness at 0500 on the 18th via a glorious sunrise in Scapa Flow we made Airth Hope to await the ebb in the Pentland Firth. A rare bacon, egg and fresh coffee breakfast when we saw a small basking shark! A fast transit was made passing Duncansby Head, bypassing Wick to spend the night in picturesque Lybster. The Caithness coast gave way to the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths and so to Inverness where we entered the Caledonian Canal

(Caledonian Canal Skippers Guide)
(Great Glen Walk and Map Available Here)


Transiting the canal in 3 days and 2 nights we went on to circumnavigate Jura visiting West Loch Tarbet to 'The Hole'!.

Charts are at the end of the gallery (courtesy of Alastair!).

The trip was completed by arriving Loch Melfort on July 24th. A superb cruise! Thankyou Alastair, Sandy, Tom, John and the Wind of Gare!

PS If you find any image titles are incorrect please let me know - particularly the 'Hill view' ones!

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Early Light Portree
Early Light Portree
Portree
Portree
Cuillin Hills
Cuillin Hills
Skye
Skye
Skye
Skye
Quirang
Quirang
Stoer Lighthouse
Stoer Lighthouse
Oily calm
Oily calm
View to Loch Laxford
View to Loch Laxford
Entering Loch Inchard
Entering Loch Inchard
Loch Bervie
Loch Bervie
Nimrod at Kinlochbervie
Nimrod at Kinlochbervie
Nimrod
Nimrod
Nimrod
Nimrod
Nimrods stern
Nimrods stern
Stern reflection
Stern reflection
Nimrod and friend
Nimrod and friend
Nimrod and pontoon, Kinlochbervie
Nimrod and pontoon, Kinlochbervie
Reflection
Reflection
Reflections
Reflections
Bow
Bow
Nimrods bow
Nimrods bow
Nimrod at Kinlochbervie
Nimrod at Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie
Rain over Bay of Keisgaig
Rain over Bay of Keisgaig
Cape Wrath in view
Cape Wrath in view
Genoa Wrath
Genoa Wrath
Cape Wrath
Cape Wrath
North of Cape Wrath
North of Cape Wrath
Sandy
Sandy
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