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Loch Ness in Winter...

My balance is a-wobble but I can still sail.

All the summer tourists have gone, so I'm going to take my old boat out onto Loch Ness again, and chugg along and drift about a while.

In Winter the canal is closed at week-ends. Imagine... the whole of Loch Ness to yourself, all week-end, and virtually all week.

In flat calm, the place is magical.

I can chugg the whole way up, and chugg down again...... 50 miles in total.

During the Christmas break, the whole canal is closed for 2 weeks, so you get Ness all to yourself... all 7 billion tons of water to float on.

It's a bit cold, but I've got a central heater.

Things could be worse.


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Can you get us some pics of your trip? I have fond memories of tramping around the loch when I was a student. Urqahart (sp?) Castle, and the incredible blackness of the water. Truly magical!
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Photos, PLEASE!!!!

One of my latent dreams is to sail Loch Ness, transit the Caledonian Canal, and hike to the summit of Ben Nevis.
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The real question we want answers to is: Does Nessie hibernate?

Love to see some photos, with or without the Loch's most famous resident.
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Been there as a tourist a couple of times, I envy you. Photos would be great if you can do it.
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I have some pictures from the summer, and they are in digital form, but last time I tried to post them here I had to open up my own website or something.

All I wanted to do was just attach the picture by using the browse facility on my own PC. Apparently that cannot be done??? Is that correct?

How do I do it?
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You have to post the photos to Flickr.com or photobucket.com and then use the to post a link to the images. The sailnet photo posting feature has basically always been broken...
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Photos, PLEASE!!!!

One of my latent dreams is to sail Loch Ness, transit the Caledonian Canal, and hike to the summit of Ben Nevis.

Oh yes, me too. The thought of slipping quietly across those waters on a cool morning with the mist rising above the loch.........nothing half so much worth doing. (not so sure about the hike to the top of Ben Nevis ........ )
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The hike up Ben Nevis is overrated; you can drive to the top.
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