Originally Posted by A1an
Without reading through all the posts Trevor, when would you be doing the Oban-Fort William leg?
The plan was to do Oban to Fort William very early on Wed 30th July, to get the 1st lock through the canal on the same day - ie be at Fort William by 8am I think.
The original route and dates proposed by HMS, and which people have booked B&B's for are, I believe:
Thu 24/07/2014 Southampton to Plymouth ( 150 NM )
Fri 25/07/2014 Plymouth to Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly ( 100 NM )
Sat 26/07/2014 Hugh Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly to Neyland Marina, Milford Haven ( 140 NM )
Sun 27/07/2014 Neyland Marina, Milford Haven to Holyhead ( 140 NM )
Mon 28/07/2014 Holyhead to Bangor, Northern Ireland, (via possible lunch stop at Castletown IOM) ( 110 NM )
Tue 29/07/2014 Bangor, Northern Ireland to Oban ( 160 NM )
Wed 30/07/2014 Oban to Inverness (via Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness) – 55NM ( 90 NM )
Thu 31/07/2014 Inverness to Arbroath ( 160 NM )
Fri 01/08/2014 Arbroath to Whitby ( 150 NM )
Sat 02/08/2014 Whitby to Lowestoft ( 160 NM )
Sun 03/08/2014 Lowestoft to Ramsgate ( 80 NM )
Mon 04/08/2014 Ramsgate to Southampton ( 130 NM )
Total Distance 1570 NM
The original dates and route started in Plymouth, but as we'll be coming from Southampton anyway I've assumed that we'll start a day earlier so B&B bookings for others (if they decide to give it a go) stay the same.
SO - as it stands I think the challenge days for petrol would be from Thursday 31st July to Sat 2nd August, as this is the stretch of the UK with limited quayside petrol options.