It seemed like a great idea all those months ago when I signed up for Sail Caledonia. Looks more like madness from the cafe in Tyndrum in the Highlands, sheets of rain falling outside, and news on the radio that bridges are closed due to high winds.
I'm on the road to Fort William for the start of the week long raid by sail and oar, from one side of Scotland to the other, along the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness to Inverness.
The sun is shining now, time for a dash to the car, and onwards to the launch point. I just wish we didn't have a week of wind force 5 and rain forecast. At least the wind is south westerly.