Schedule of Sailing

6th May – 28th July 2012

This schedule is live.
It will be tweaked and finalised in the next few weeks and documented day by day as the Journey begins.

5 Canals     13 Rivers     16 Lochs     5 Firths     2 Seas

CC Day            Date                             Route                                       miles
Public Holiday                                       Waters to be collected

Musters are static gatherings for events or journey preparation/culmination.

Muster               Sat 05 May                Clyde to Caledonia launch in Edinburgh

Day 1               Sun 06 May                 Edinburgh to Ratho                          6 miles
Union Canal, Water of Leith, River Almond

Day 2               Mon 07 May               Ratho to Linlithgow                          13 miles
May Day                                              Union Canal, Almond Aqueduct

Muster             Sat 19 May                 Linlithgow Steam Weekend

Day 3               Sun 20 May                 Linlithgow to Falkirk                       11 miles
Union Canal, River Avon, Avon Aqueduct             

Muster             ? May                          100th Falkirk Wheel Trip

Day 4               Fri 01 Jun                   Falkirk to Grangemouth                    6 miles             
Spring Holiday                                   Forth & Clyde Canal

Muster             Fri 01 Jun                    Grangemouth

Day 5               Sat 02 Jun                   Grangemouth to Stirling                    19 miles
                                                            River Forth, Firth of Forth, Inner Forth River Carron

Muster             Sat 02 Jun                   Stirling ~ Jubilee Celebrations

Day 6               Sun 03 Jun                    Stirling to Grangemouth                  19 miles
                                                            All the Forths, River Carron… and the North Sea?

Day 7               Mon 04 Jun              G/mouth to Auchinstarry                     15 miles
Spring Bank Holiday                         Forth & Clyde Canal, Dullatur Bog

Muster             Mon 04 Jun               Auchinstarry

Day 8               Tue 05 Jun                   Auchinstarry to Glasgow                 15 miles
Queen's Julbilee                                   F&C, Luggie Water, Glasgow Arm (nee Monklands)

Muster               Fri 08 Jun                   Olympic Torch & Glasgow Applecross Farewell???

Day 9               Sat 09 Jun                    Glas Applecross to Bowling            11 miles
                                    Forth & Clyde, River Kelvin,             Kelvin Aqueduct

Day 10 (tbc)     Wed 13 Jun               Bowling to Glas City Centre  9 miles 
River Clyde              

Muster (tbc)                                         Glasgow City Centre (this will now be a Clyde test run)

Day 11 (tbc)            Thu 14 Jun           Glas City Centre to Bowling            9 miles 
River Clyde

Day 12             Fri 15 Jun                    Bowling to Rhu                               16 miles
River Clyde, Gareloch

Day 13             Sat 16 Jun                    Rhu to Dunoon (Sandbank)            12 miles
Gare, Long, Goil, Holy Lochs, Firth of Clyde

Muster               Sat 16 Jun                   7th International Burns Celebration Sandbank Community Hall
                                                              Join Us!

NB: As we head further into tidal waters dates become tentative;  successive tides will be planned but journey will only be undertaken if weather permits (wind <3).

New Moon & Solstice Journey to Puck Glen on 17th June

Day 14             Fri 22 Jun                    Dunoon to Port Bannatyne               14 miles
Firth of Clyde, Loch Striven, Kyles of Bute             

Day 15             Sat 23 Jun                   P. Bannatyne-Tighnabruaich            10 miles
Lochs Riddon & Ruel, Kyles of Bute, Firth of Clyde

Day 16             Sun 24 Jun                    Tighnabruaich to Portavadie            13 miles
Sound of Bute, Loch Fyne

Day 17             Fri 29 Jun                    Portavadie to Ardrishaig                   11 miles
Loch Fyne

Day 18             Sat 30 Jun                   Ardrishaig to Crinan                           9 miles
Crinan Canal             

Muster   Sat 30 Jun                               Crinan             

NB: 1 – 13 July
Dates not allocated here… 
between Crinan and Fort William we will go with the sea and the weather;
 this may take 3 days of travel or 10  but I’m listing the journey as I’d like to see it…
stopping often, making the most of heaven on earth.

Day 19             c 01Jul                         Crinan to Craignish                             5 miles
Atlantic, Doris Mor, Loch Craignish

Day 20             c 06Jul                         to Ardmaddy or Balvicar                   17 miles
Atlantic Loch Craignish, Firth of Lorn

Day 21             c 07Jul                          to Oban or Kerrera                          16 miles
Sound of Kerrera

Day 22             c 12Jul                         to Balachulish                                    15 miles
Atlantic, Loch Linnhe, Lynn of Lorn

Day 23             Fri 13 Jul                    to Fort William                                   12 miles
Atlantic, Loch Eil

Muster               Sat 14 Jul                    Fort William (Glasgow Fair)   

Day24  Sun 15 Jul                                Fort William to Clunes                    13 miles
Caledonian Canal, Neptune’s Staircase, River Lochy
Suzanne Motherwell                             will be doing a canal-side run for Homefields.

NB: This section is not cast in stone… schedule still bedding down.

Day 25             c 16Jul                         Clunes to Kilfinnan                          7 miles
Caledonian Canal, Loch Lochy

Day 26             c 20Jul                         Kilfinnan to Invergarry                     4 miles
Caledonian Canal, River Garry, Loch Oich

Day 27             c 21Jul                          Invergarry to Fort Augustus            8 miles
Caledonian Canal, River Oich

Day 28             c 25Jul                         Fort Augustus to Balbeg                 12 miles
Caledonian, River Moriston, Loch Ness!

Day 29             c 26Jul                         Balbeg to Lairgmore                       12 miles
Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness

Day 30             Fri 27Jul                      Lairgmore to Inverness                     7 miles 
Caledonian Canal, River Ness, Loch Dochfour

Day 31             Sat 28 Jul                     Inverness to Fort George (ret)          14 miles
Beauly Firth, Moray Firth, North Sea

Muster               Sat 28 Jul                Clyde to Caledonia ends in Inverness

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