Monthly Archives: November 2013

Autumn pump out trip up the locks

12  October 2013 Going up Muirtown locks is a very sociable occasion; over the 3 years we have been told of an engagement, had numerous stowaways step aboard as we rise up, dogs, food, post and parcels thrown aboard, shouts … Continue reading

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New Dawn goes to Ardersier to see the new skiff launched

Last weekend we took the beautiful Shetland Yawl ‘New Dawn’ on a trailer to Ardersier. Adrian put up the mast with bunting to dress her for the launch of the newly built community skiff. Ardersier Boat Club http://ardersierboatclub.co.uk  organised a … Continue reading

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Winter Film Nights January – April 2014

Winter 2014 film nights; We are going to have 4 themed film nights, one each month, starting in January 2014, ending in April when we go West to Corpach for our yearly trip along the canal. If you want to … Continue reading

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On the same day we returned from Sail Caledonia we had Scottish Opera perform aboard

As we descended the locks into Muirtown Basin we were desperately clearing a week’s debris from being host to people, wet clothes drying in the engine room, ceilidhs…. the mess was indescribable… by the time we were in our home … Continue reading

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Sail Caledonia 2013

June 2013 – Loch Ness Barge is a support vessel for the sailing and rowing ‘raid’/regatta.  The adventure runs from Banavie near Fort William at the Western end of the Caledonian Canal to Muirtown Basin at the Eastern end of … Continue reading

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Fabulous weather 17 May 2013 crossing Loch Ness

After a pretty late night spent talking and laughing with the owners of Orlik who tied up along side last night, we set out to cross Loch Ness.  Just Adrian and I to test all systems that have changed over … Continue reading

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Catching breath in Dochgarroch, see how she looks in her new paint (Undercoat)

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