Sneak snap shot of sailing in Scotland

April 8th


We kept a good look out for Nessie and were rewarded/punished for it?!?!?
Over Easter we flew to Scotland to be reunited after a long winter with our dear boat Brimble. It was a wonderfully different sailing experience for us as we sailed her through the Caledonian Canal; the water way which allows vessels to cut through the country,  in our case, east to west and avoid hundreds of miles of sailing around the northern headland of the UK.
Here I share with you a sneak peak of five photos.  For those interested I will be posting a fuller version tomorrow of our wonderfully mixed bag of Scottish sailing, but for now...





Coming in to Fort William a set of 5 locks to get through



One of the many canals joining the Lochs of Scotland

We travelled in company with our good friends on their boat Thembi


The highest point of the canal system.  Having our sailing boat 106 feet above sea level was quite surreal

Ooops,  just realised I am sharing six photos with you!

Light houses are not only vital to navigation they are beautiful too


Pop back again tomorrow and see the full journey on Brimble.
Joining in with  Amy sharing my five (6) photos with you this week 
Pop over and see what others are sharing too.
 
  Wishing you all a very happy weekend  

43 comments:

  1. What a lovely spot, you've captured it beautifully. The lighthouse is especially good, as you say, useful and beautiful.

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    1. Thank you CJ it was a photographers paradise. So much to see in Scotland

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  2. beautiful photos, a shame you didnt glimpse the Loch Ness Monster!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend,
    All the Best
    FAST-SoS

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    1. Actually I'm quite glad I didn't. Think I would have been scared half to death if I'd seen Nessie!

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  3. Fabulous photos, I will definitely be back for more. You realise how cold it is still when you see snow on the mountains. Have a good weekend. B x

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    1. Thank you Barbara have the post all ready to publish tomorrow x it was a wee bit nippy x

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  4. I just love Scotland. Mind you, our part of the Forth-Clyde canal doesn't look so wild and idyllic as the parts you show today. Magnificent. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Christina the whole canal was wonderful and if truthful Loch Ness was the least scenic. You are lucky to live in Scotland

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  5. It looks beautiful Selma. I do love Scotland. I've never been to Fort William. Did you stay long? X

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  6. To be honest Jukes Fort William town itself is perhaps not somewhere I would revisit but the canal part was wonderful. We took a week through the canals

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  7. Such a beautiful part of the country!
    Liz

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  8. Such a beautiful post, I am looking forward to a fuller version of the trip. As Liz has just said a truly beautiful part of the country.

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    1. Tomorrow's post is already written. It's quite photo heavy! Hope you enjoy it x

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    1. It was indeed. Looking forwEd to going back next month

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  10. Lovely photos, it must be amazing to sail along those canals. I love the cottage and lighthouse in the last photos. Have a lovely weekend:)

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    1. I agree the lighthouse was just fabulous. When the sun shine in those coloured glass panes it was awesome

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  11. Great post, had no idea such a waterway existed.

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    1. Did you read about the history of the cabal Janet. I put in a link. Such clever engineering. Truly great

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  12. Enjoyed your pics, I miss Scotland - I lived there for almost a decade if not more.

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    1. I understand why you miss it Shaheen

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  13. These photos are beautiful. It looks like you had a fabulous time. I'm excited to read more about this trip. Sending you hugs, Pat

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  14. Fantastic. Looking forward to tomorrow's edition. Look at that weather, amazing x

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    1. Thanks Karen. It was a real mixed bag of weather I can tell you. The beginning and end if the week there were full blown gales but luckily we knew before hand so were safely snugged up in marinas on those days.

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  15. What a pretty spot. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  16. What a wonderful time you had!!! I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of the trip in your next post! Thank you for taking us along. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  17. Oh glory! What a wonderful way to go across the country. In our travels in Great Britain we've always enjoyed seeing canal boat and walking along the canals and waterways. I suppose you have to relax and enjoy the time it takes to get through the locks. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. It really was something of a bygone age. Have a great weekend too x

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  18. What lovely views! It's a shame you didn't see Nessie - however, I'm sure I read something this week saying people think she's moved south as their has been 'sightings' on the Thames near the O2 arena! #fiveonfriday

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    1. She's moved! Ha! I did not know that. Must tell the children

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  19. What lovely views! It's a shame you didn't see Nessie - however, I'm sure I read something this week saying people think she's moved south as their has been 'sightings' on the Thames near the O2 arena! #fiveonfriday

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  20. All pictures are beautiful and all perfectly photographed

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  21. I think sharing six images is OK, when the views are fabulous as in your photos. :) Oh, what wonderful places! You must have had a gorgeous trip.

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  22. What a beautiful place, thank you so much for sharing it.
    Meredith

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  23. What beautiful photos you've taken, such lovely views! And so many more wonderful photos on Brimble's blog too!
    Barbara xx

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  24. It looks like it was a great reunion - and that lighthouse picture is just stunning. enjoy each other's company! :)

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