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Arriving in Banavie we skip spring and plunge into summer sun

The approach reach to Banavie, the furthest West that we go each spring, is lined with gorse in full flower, and this year it is hot as well.  It appears we have overtaken spring and arrived at summer somewhere along … Continue reading

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No Star, but gold stars instead

This is our first journey West without Star, our dog.  Usually when we arrive in Kytra lock just West of Fort Augustus, Linda the lock keeper speaks exclusively to Star and gives her treats and a gold star on her … Continue reading

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The Spring Migration; hot sun, no wind and no engine troubles

Crossing Loch Ness this year was a total pleasure; the water was limpid, the sun was warm and we had a very cheerful crew the bathroom port hole is close to the water the kitchen view is not bad either, … Continue reading

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where is the boat?

when we set off on our spring migration, we often stay for a week in Dochgarroch to have a kind of trial run for the shock of moving after the winter stillness.  Thus we are only 5 minutes by car … Continue reading

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Hosting An Indian Exchange visit, July 2017

Yogesh, Anni and Karan stayed aboard Loch Ness Barge for a while in July.  I met Yogesh in Baroda in Gujarat in 2015.  I had been doing an art residency and series of performances leading up to an exhibition and … Continue reading

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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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