While we fell into a pretty deep low yesterday with Diesel everywhere, we caught a brake today and recovered just as fast.
The harbor master was extremely supportive and had a mechanic on the boat within two hours! While he took the system apart and organized new washers (the old ones were in pretty bad shape and the reason for our problem) another friendly helper organized canisters and recycled the diesel/water mixture.
By 16:00 we were ready to roll again. Groceries were stored away, conference calls finished and the diesel refilled.
We motored against a strong current (4kn) and due to a backup at the first lock of the Caledonian Canal we caught up with the other boats that had left the marina hours earlier.
One of the boats in the lock and now at the dock with us is the young Norwegian team that left Kristiansand ahead of us trying to make the crossing before the gale. They had not made it and just arrived shortly before us. Small world…

After a nice recovery and very good weather we are back in business and lined up for the first bridge opening tomorrow morning.

PS: Another highlight were the dolphins in the harbor last night. Their loud breathing could easily be heard throughout the harbor.

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3 thoughts on “Inverness

  1. Hey Philip, Hope your all having a great trip. Just wondering if your still on schedule to reach Cork on the 10th of August. I’m arriving to Dublin on the 4th. My motorcycle tour begins on the 5th. Real excited!! I’ll be touring southwest Ireland and meeting my relatives in Cooga. I’ll end in Dublin on the 9th then take a bus or train to Cork. Will Tioga be in Cork on the 9th? Hope you get this. Have fun!


  2. Phillip, Corinna and crew, Congratulations on a safe crossing to Scottland and finding So many silverlinings! your positive attitude and resourcefulness leads you to them every time. We had a great time with you on the Germany to Norway leg and wish you more good times along the way!
    take care and thanks again, Maureen


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