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In search of Nessie


sunny 64 °F

We boarded the Barge Ros Crana at 2:0pm and, after a quick indoctrination and safety brief we got underway to start our adventure towards Ft. William. The first evolution was to transit through four locks to raise us up about 60 meters to get to the level of Loch Ness. It was a beautiful afternoon and many Scots were out walking and taking pictures. After the Lock transit, we cruised for another short time to our moor for the night. We had a nice dinner with new friends, got a brief about our upcoming travels, and enjoyed the rising of the full moon.
Ros Crana was purchased by Caledonian Discovery in January 2012 and then converted to carry her first passengers in May 2013. She has the capacity to carry 12 passengers and up to 6 crew members. The main difference between Ros Crana and her sister barge Fingal is that Ros Crana has an upper deck galley and dining saloon with great views outside.

Length: 44 metres
Beam: 5 metres
Displacement: 200 tonnes with water ballast
Engine: Gardner 6LXB 180hp
Bow Thruster: DAF 1160 200hp
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Construction: Riveted and welded steel
Originally built: 1962 Tielrode, Belgium
Rebuilt: 2012/13
Registration: Inverness
Capacity: 12 guests and up to 6 crew
Guest accommodation: 6 twin ensuite cabins, large dining and saloon area
Operating area: The Great Glen including the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe from Corran Narrows to Loch Eil, Beauly Firth and Moray Firth to Chanonry Point.


Posted by rpickett 11:58 Archived in Scotland Tagged inverness

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