Crinan Canal passage

In September 2015 we delivered Laridae (formerly named Happy Hippie) from James Watt Dock in Greenock (near Glasgow) to the Inverness Marina in Inverness.  We enjoyed a week of perfect weather (it’s rare to have seven consecutive days of settled weather!) and passaged through the Crinan and Caledonian Canals.

The Crinan Canal is 14 km long and was built between 1794 and 1801.  There are 15 locks and they are manually operated by the most friendly canal staff.  It was a beautiful passage.  Anneka and Dorian have done their best to create a short timelapse movie of our passage from Ardrishaig (on the south side) to Crinan (on the north side) and finally to Oban.