On Saturday second September, a group of eight Rotarians and friends set off from Laggan Locks at 10.30am. We travelled two miles along the very scenic Canal Path towards the Great Glen Water Park where we met up with Rotarian Paul Brian. Our increased number then headed three miles to Aberchalder and from there a further five miles and a bit to Fort Augustus. The Canal seems to have a life of its own with the activity from walkers, cyclists, boats, and canoeists. The beautiful Canal side cottages are even better than a “chocolate box” appearance. We were blessed with perfect weather which enhanced the whole trip.
Arriving in Fort Augustus, we all decided that the Lock Inn would make a good venue for lunch. Bikes were securely parked and locked and we adjourned for food and refreshments. Most of us enjoyed fish and chips (Buckie Haddock) and I am sure my friends would agree it was the best fish and chips ever. Following lunch, we set out on the return trip which was just as enjoyable as the sun was still shining. We arrived back at Laggan Locks in good time where we loaded up the bikes, exchanged fond farewells and headed home. The distance covered was 22.7 miles with a cycling time of just over three hours. Huge thanks to Ron for all organisation and a big thank you to friends who joined us. The company was most enjoyable and the outing very worthwhile.
A possible next adventure is to Lismore on 23rd September. Everyone will be welcome to join us.