It’s so nice to finally feel the tides and the open sea! Today, we awoke in Corpach to yet another blue sky and UK’s mightiest peak, Ben Nevis, on our port side. It is here that Scottish mountaineers get their schooling before heading to the higher summits of the Alps and the Himalayas; it is a true proving ground in the harsh winters of the northland. We bid farewell to the most ragged peaks of Scotland and transited southeast through Loch Linnhe, the only “sea loch” along the Great Glen Fault. This geologic seaway led us to the quaint town of Oban and a nice afternoon walk to McCaig’s Tower. A day like this reminds us how lucky we are to once again be chartering the Lord of the Glens. Four years away was just too long.