Specsioneer, with Ben Nevis in the background
Munk and the lock swan at Kytra having a standoff
The uphill flights of locks were quite a workout, especially since we were in the front where the maximum turbulence swirled around us. We were glad to have Martin along as third crew member as it is a lot easier to have two people ashore walking the boat from lock to lock and one on the boat. An elderly couple across from us were on their own and she had to handle both lines onshore. In the third lock one line slipped - luckily the man had a bow thruster and knew how to handle it and the lock keepers stopped flooding the lock straightaway. In one of the locks, a swan decided to lock up with us, and in another we were amazed to discover some martens nesting inside the top of the lock gates.
Unfortunately we couldn't sail on Loch Ness this time - headwinds again
The weather was good - no rain until the last day and quite a lot of sunshine. We could see the top of Ben Nevis for two days in a row!