Monthly Archives: May 2015

Banavie fruit and vegetables

Our spring holiday and Banavie is beginning to feel like home, we plant some new vegetables and seeds and eat outside on deck gazing at Ben Nevis   We were in Banavie in October last year for a party aboard … Continue reading

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Moth-eaten signalling flags – any offers to patch one?

                Last year we bought a full set of signalling flags from a car boot sale in Greenwich, London…  The guy running the stall saw us coming a mile off; we had had … Continue reading

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13 May 2015, Laggan to Banavie

  Laggan to Banavie is a gentle journey, especially once Loch Lochy is behind us, the lock at Gairlochy descended, the final stretch of the canal before Banavie unwinds with views of Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis.  The smell of … Continue reading

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Storm-bound in Laggan

Adrian, Liz and I remained on the boat, it was Sunday and we were tired and lazy after 2 days of travelling.  The weather forecast is a large factor in every decision made on the barge, as we have low … Continue reading

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9 May 2015, from Fort Augustus to Laggan

Waking up on the jetty at the West end of Loch Ness is perfect on a sunny morning.  Our engines were running when this picture was taken, we were all poised to cast off, chug up the reach, through the … Continue reading

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8 May 2015, Heading West

We set off at 10.30 from Muirtown Basin, heading for Fort Augustus.  Things didn’t go that quickly, despite perfect weather conditions we didn’t reach our destination until 19.30.  Today was a perfect example of why travelling through a canal such … Continue reading

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Spring is here, the canal is open again!

  The bridge opens and Ros Crana steams into the basin.  The Caledonian Canal has been shut since a collapsed weir caused the canal to resemble a waterfall at the outflow from Loch Oich.  Scottish Canals had to build a … Continue reading

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