Category Archives: Scottish Canals

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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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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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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