Day 37: Eilean Balnagowan to Loch Lochy

My favourite Camp on Loch LochyLeaving my beautiful island camp site I headed onwards through the ever narrowing Loch Linhe. On reaching the ‘Narrows’ I recorded a speed of around six knots with the tide running. On reaching Fort William I hauled my boat up on to a disused slipway and headed off in to the town. I have some really wonderful memories of Fort William from last year and I enjoyed re-exploring the town as well as stocking up on some supplies for the next stage. I set off from Fort William at around 3 in the afternoon towards Corpach where I got my permit for the Caledonian canal. After portaging around Neptunes Staircase I quickly paddled along the first stretch of canal, reaching Gairlochy locks in around an hour and a half. From Gairlochy I set off along the Northern side of Loch Lochy to  my favourite camping spot, again bringing back some wonderful memories. By the time I reached the camp the rain had started so I hung up a Banshi so I would be able to sleep in the dry! A wonderful day out on the water again; Tomorrow I will rest (and try to stretch those aching muscles) and reflect before continuing along the way.