Starting to get organised for the next leg through the Crinan canal. We expect to start moving her through the canal on Saturday morning around 10am so if anyone wants to help with the locks just turn up at Ardrishaig. The plan is to get to Cairnbaan for the night and then make the final push on the Sunday. Crew for this leg will be my son Gordon with assistance from Henry (the evil one) Crow. Angus Matheson is coming up by bus on the Sunday night and if all is fair on the monday we will set off on Leg 3. The winds next week are favourable Southerly. With fair winds there is a good chance we make Tobermory before the end of the week.
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