We were glad that we made good time through the canal yesterday as it is raining quite heavily this morning. Considering that the canal is 9miles long and we passed through it in 5 hours and taking into account the time spent in the locks it suggests that Gordon manage to row the Nancy at about 3.5/4knots - quite amazing! We certainly overtook most walkers. This morning we did a permanent repair to the damaged knee and beefed up a chain plate and one of the rowing pads. The forecast for tomorrow is still good and Angus and I head the Nancy North towards Oban and Mull.
This spring I am intending to sail "The Nancy" back to Plockton from Bowling on the Clyde. Like her owner, she is quite old being built in 1934. Its an exciting and potentially dangerous trip but I have been inspired by Eddie Izzard and his 43 marathons to attempt to make my own contribution to Sport Relief.
If you feel you can sponsor me - Great! If not because money is tight or for any other reason - dont worry! I won't take offence. I'm really looking forward to the trip. All I need is some really benign weather. You can donate on my own web site. Just click on this link