travel: caledonian canal (eu adventure 01)

In this long drawn out and random series I’ll post about our trip from the summer of 2001 when E and I took our post-undergrad adventure. We spent two months meandering around Europe. What I would do for that freedom and warm weather today… The posts in this series will not be in the order we traveled. As something strikes my fancy I’ll post about it. Will this draw it out ? Yes. I don’t see us being able to travel anytime soon due to work. :( It will it be interesting for me as I draft these posts to read through my thoughts from then and my how that compares to my memories and what I think today.

We spent a week in Scotland and passed through Fort William and while in that delightful little town (where I purchased the world’s best raincoat only to misplace it when I returned to the States. I’m convinced it is somewhere at mum’s house. That is it featured in one of the photos below.) we walked along a small part (i think 12 miles there and back) of the Caledonian Canal. What beauty and fun! I highly recommend it.

Waterscape (British Waterways’ leisure website)
Wikipedia entry
Undiscovered Scotland

I hope one day we can go back and have the ability to explore more of Scotland and the rest of the British Isles …

Here are a few pictures from that time period. Next week I’ll probably talk about Isle of Skye and the fun train ride and where I chickened out. (it involves a bridge. A. Very. Big. Bridge.) Anyway, these are all pics E took with a canon powershot s10. I thought we took more of the locks and stuff, but I’m not finding them.

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(in knitting news: K enjoyed her gift (I think/hope) and I’m seaming the baby kimono. I am horrid at seaming. More on that tomorrow.)