Scotland | Barge Trip Continuing To Banavie

The last part of our barge trip through the Great Glen of Scotland.

Our View From Iowa

by Jim and Melanie

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On September 3 we began our week-long trip on the Fingal of Caledonia, one of two barges owned by Caledonian Discovery. Each day the barge averaged about 10 miles of progress. To read about our first few days, read here and here.

Loch Oich

On the fourth day we left Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, traveling through 4 or 5 miles of canal to Loch Oich, the smallest of the three lochs (lakes) in the glen. Some passengers including Jim biked to Cullochy Lock, which provides entry into Loch Oich. He was able to easily stay ahead of Fingal as evidenced in this video. On the way he encountered a startlingly large slug and a slow worm, which is not a worm or a snake, but a legless lizard.

A surprise treat was mooring up with the Fingal’s sister ship, the Ros…

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4 thoughts on “Scotland | Barge Trip Continuing To Banavie

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      We’re usually better in sync than we were this time, but Jim wasn’t at the top of his game, either. He hurt his knee in May, so had a little more rehab time than I did! It was a lot of fun. Thanks for joining us.

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