I have been giving this some serious thought lately and feel that over the next 4-months, I would like to sail my canoe from Fort William to Inverness along the Caledonian Canal.
I have already sailed this route several times in my life in bigger yachts and sailing boats, but nothing this small, so it would be more challenging.
I have a freind who lives in Fort William and am sure he would help me/ us from a roadside perspective as he isn't into boats in anyway, but could perhaps collect me/us from Inverness and bring me/us back to the start point.
I haven't thought through the accommodation side yet, but feel that it might be possible to find somewhere to camp along the way for the odd night, but if this is not allowed, there are some holiday parks, campsites and B&B's along the route.
The reason for posting this up is that there maybe other canoe sailors that might fancy doing this as well?
I am not sure how this will sit with canoe sailors with Burmudan Rigs and outriggers, but feel this kind of trip would be better suited to people like myself without outriggers and an Expedition Rig because portaging will definitly be required and easy put-in's cannot be guaranteed.
Dry suits would be essential knowing how cold the water is in the Caledonian Canal.
I feel that this trip would take between 3 and 5-days depending on the wind speed.