We are now home safe and sound with a big thank you to Tony Tugboat for getting us back in one piece. Very professional as always.
Naughty-Cal is now tucked up safe and sound on her own mooring.
All good thinks must come to an end and today we must head for home. We are being picked up at 2pm close to where we are currently moored in Oban Marina on the island of Kerrera.
We have loved our time here in Scotland but will be glad to get Naughty-Cal back into home waters again.
It will be a long drive home.
It was a bit lumpy on the berths last night to say the least. We had very little sleep and we were up in the night to check the ropes.
It is still very choppy so we have caught the ferry across to Oban for the day.
On arriving in Oban the bay is flat calm and in complete contrast to the other side. According to the locals the wind will change direction later and calm down so we should get a bit more sleep .
Finally after three days stranded in Banavie we have made it from the East coast to the west coast of Scotland.
We are now moored in Oban Marina which we will use as our base for the next few days. We will have day trips out from here as and when the weather allows!
It is another windy day here in Banavie so no trip to Sea for us today, which we knew anyway. At least it isn't due to rain all day today.
So it is another evening in Banavie for us today. Our third on this lock landing pontoon which would be frowned upon anywhere else but is common place here on the Caledonian Canal.
We have lucked out with the weather today. We should have been heading out to sea and on to Kentallen this morning but visibility is very poor and sea conditions too lumpy to make any serious progress.
So we are having a days shore break to Fort William today and Liams mum is coming to visit in the morning.
So this pontoon at the foot of Neptunes Staircase looks set to be home for the next couple of days until conditions improve on Monday.
After a days break in Inverness yesterday we decided to have a quick run out in the Moray Firth. We had not even left the marina when we spotted the first dolphin.
Today we are heading onto the Caledonian Canal. High water is at about 1pm so we will aim to be at the sea lock for then.