August 08, 2009
Saturday 8th August. Rain, rain and more rain all morning. We took our place in the lock queue at 0850 to the obvious distaste of the following “pack” who suggested we tie up to a pontoon and let them past. We didn’t, but we did actually catch up with another lone traveller and worked our way through most of the remaining locks with them, keeping the pack behind us. The other boat was (I think) a South Coast One Design that the owner (a boat-builder) had bought for £1 and restored, beautifully. We parted company at Cairnbaan where Jan insisted we had lunch. Took us ‘till 1530 to doze off “lunch” and move on. We’re spending the night above Lock 3 in Ardrishaig itself. Apart from the pests, the Crinan is magnificent and a credit to BWB.