Castle Urquhart, Dochgarroch, Inverness.

The morning of Thursday 4th October saw Ros Crana cruising from Foyers to Castle Urquhart so that the final leg of Loch Ness could be rowed. Lucy’s Pioneer came to the fore again, taking the intrepid rowers to Bluejacket. This was also an opportunity for a final sail too; although “Spylgarn” had to be paddled along the final short channel into Dochgarroch. The row was epic! Crabbers braved high waves and gave of their best to finish Loch Ness in style. The applause from the walkers, returning from the Dochgarroch Woods, was richly deserved.

Lunch, a change of crew and it was time for the final row to Inverness so that the boat could be put on the trailer. A memorable voyage was over. The evening was set aside for a champagne thank you to the crew.

Imagine the cheering from Ros Crana as the crew completed the final leg of Loch Ness in fine style.


Final evening with Dave, Lucy, Chris and James. Everyone enjoyed champagne and nibbles before another of James’s excellent evening meals. Whilst we were sitting around the table, Skipper Dave “Swampy”‘Roberts performed his dedication to the Haggis. It was a truly brilliant rendition.


From left to right, James the chef, Chris the guide, Lucy the bosun and, of course, Captain Dave. A big thank you to every member of this crew who did so much to make the Caledonian Expedition an enjoyable success.