Findhorn, ecovillage on the Scottish coast
Our plan is to head southwards from the Orkney Islands. We can either sail around Scotland via the west coast and the Hebrides, or we can cut straight across the country via the Caledonian Canal. We opt for the latter, as right near the entrance to the canal lies Findhorn, the well-known ecovillage, and we want to take a look around. Our decision to sail through the canal is a good one, given the weather forecast: a series of low-pressure fronts will be sweeping across the country’s west coast in the coming weeks. That’s a good reason for us to seek the shelter of the canal.