Now at the top of Neptunes Staircase

Despite the backlog of yachts and the Gairlochy bridge still out of action the lock-keepers worked tirelessly to get us and 6 other yachts up the staircase and into Banavie Basin.

We are now secure here for the night waiting for more news on whether the bridge is fixed and if we can go further tomorrow. It really doesn’t matter, we have had such a fantastic day and now the evening has turned flat calm with lovely reflections. We just want to chill and saviyr the atmosphere – the plan for tomorrow can wait until morning!

We’ve waited all day for a glimpse of Ben Nevis. Finally he peeked out above the clouds so what better way to round off the day than with a wee dram of his namesake whiskey in the local pub

Until tomorrow!