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Caledonian Canal

Postby jim.r » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:47 pm

Are the locks hard work for a couple? And are there any transit costs?

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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby Nick » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:54 pm

jim.r wrote:Are the locks hard work for a couple? And are there any transit costs?

The locks are all electric and operated by the canal staff - so easy peasy.

It'll cost you £100 - £120 (don't have the exact prices per metre) for a five-day transit license.
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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby jim.r » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:04 am

THanks Nick, when are you heading for Strangford? I think I'll be planning mid to end of august, if I the plan works out!

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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby claymore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:11 am

It wont
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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby Nick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:59 am

jim.r wrote:THanks Nick, when are you heading for Strangford? I think I'll be planning mid to end of august, if I the plan works out!


Next week.

We'll be around in August, hopefully see you then.
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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby jim.r » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:18 am

claymore wrote:It wont



Yer probably right!

Current Plan is

Falmouth - Strangford
Strangford - Bangor
Bangor - Oban
Oban-Ft William
Caledonian
Inverness - Burghead (Cos I used to go on a fishing boat out of there as a lad in the 70's) but suspect I'll be pushing it with 2 M draft
Burghead - Peterhead
Then a bit hazy after that ..

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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby claymore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:44 am

I think you should be going anti clockwise
Discuss.
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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby jim.r » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:05 pm

dinnae want to cos I'll get to where I'm going afore I get tae where I wannabe if I gang that way!

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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby claymore » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:51 pm

Aye - ah see yer point.
Whit ef ye changed them ower?
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Re: Caledonian Canal

Postby Arghiro » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:49 pm

Nick wrote:
jim.r wrote:Are the locks hard work for a couple? And are there any transit costs?

The locks are all electric and operated by the canal staff - so easy peasy.

It'll cost you £100 - £120 (don't have the exact prices per metre) for a five-day transit license.



Ohh, my word it was only 25 squid when I last made the passage. But I suppose that was a wee while gone.


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