Caledonian Canal, Scottland, 1st week of July 2018
After a warm welcome to Scotland, we enter the Caledonian Canal, which connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness, with the Scottish west coast at Corpach, near Fort William.
.Before continuing the travel through the canal, we spend a couple of nights in Inverness to film the big groups of bottlenose dolphins in Moray Firth 🎥 🐬 💦
.The Caledonian Canal is 97 km long, from northeast to southwest of Scotland, and contains 29 locks, four aqueducts and 10 bridges.
.We have been to the canal 6 times now, but have never experienced such a warm travel through as this time. Even the bridges got closed during the afternoons due to the heat, resulting in us getting stuck in both Inverness and Loch Ness for a night each...
.The canal travels through the beautiful, flourishing Scottish landscape of which I never get bored of!
.One third of the entire length is man-made, the rest being formed by four natural lochs, which are:
... Loch Dochfour...
... the famous Loch Ness... 🐉
... Loch Oich...
... and Loch Lochy...
.When finally arrive Corpach/Fort William, at the west coast, it is so time to take the very last loch to leave the colourful Scottish mainland and the canal life.
.Even though I truly enjoy this beautiful canal and its picturesque natural lochs, it feels oh so good to get back to saltwater again! 😃
.Back to the salty Ocean where aquatic creatures are more likely to be seen, except for Nessie of course 🐉 😉
So I keep having a good lookout in hope for some sweet encounters soon... 🙃👌