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Midsummer sunset, the calm before the storm

at 10.30 pm the sun set spectacularly a few days before midsummer.  Midsummer  time is a feast of sky reflections each long evening.  This sunset has a brilliant yellow colour (not the orange/pink that often ends a beautiful day) and … Continue reading

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The Faroe Islands Food

This beautiful boat moored in Muirtown Basin today.  She is from the Faroe Islands and is in immaculate condition.  I couldn’t resist leaving my desk to go and look at her, there was a strong and strange smell wafting from … Continue reading

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Changing Faces Day on Sail Caledonia 2017

In support of the organisation Changing Faces , whom Adrian has had contact with in his work, we told the Sail Caledonia fleet about the awareness day and offered a stack of facial transfers for people to wear.  There was … Continue reading

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This boat is not an island!

Sail Caledonia 2017 was enlightening in lots of ways; and it made me think more of the myth of the boat as an island, a symbol of freedom and independence. The more we cruise on Loch Ness Barge, the more … Continue reading

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Banavie

After 2 days on the move, we have arrived in Banavie.  We take a walk in the woods between the canal and the river; this is a precious slice of land that lines the Caledonian Canal banks, trees planted to … Continue reading

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Locks and Bridges

I wrote recently of the dreams that are attached to boats and every time we cruise the length of the Caledonian Canal it amuses me how constrained this journey is and yet the common perception of our life aboard is … Continue reading

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The spring migration West and duck eggs

spring is a time of reckless abundance; gorse fills all views from the wheel house as we cruise to Dochgarroch from Muirtown Dochgarroch is where the river Ness meets the canal and so water is everywhere a duck swims past … Continue reading

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