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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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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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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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