The Port of Inverness welcomed an unusual visitor last week in the form of the schooner “Meander”. Originally built in 1949 as a fishing boat, she was converted to a sailing schooner in 1992. The privately owned vessel is 30m in length and has a sail area of 200sq m. The Meander cruises world wide, though mostly in Europe, and is used for both business and pleasure.
She spent 4 days alongside at the Port before heading through the Caledonian Canal bound for the Western Isles and then onto Ireland. Port Chief Executive, Sinclair Browne commented, “Whilst we are primarily a commercial port, we are delighted to accommodate larger pleasure craft such as the Meander that cannot berth in the Marina and she drew a number of admiring glances when passing under the Kessock Bridge.”