Monday, 10 May 2010

Weekend Photos

We took a drive through to Inverness on Sunday to do a bit of grocery shopping and just get out the house a bit. The weather was a mix of sun and rain. We mostly managed to miss the rain, which was nice. :-)

Hubby took us down to the canal and locks that join Loch Ness to the Beauly Firth. There's mooring for boats and yachts down there. I took several photos, but it was raining and some of them didn't come out. Here are the best.

The canal marina, looking along towards Loch Ness, just before it started to rain.
Next is a very smart canal boat. It had everything you'd need for holiday fun stashed on board from a tiny sailing boat (you can see it up front) to canoes, kayaks and bicycles.
One of the houses looking onto the canal. What an amazing place to live, with yachts literally on your doorstep!
After that we got our groceries and then went home via the back roads through farm land. It was a lovely drive and a very nice day.


  1. OOOOhhhh! And I love the swan photo in your banner, too! :o)

  2. hi Betty
    It is a lovely photo.

    The light looks like sparkles coming off the swan. If you want the photo, you're welcome to it. :-)

  3. YAY for having missed the rain and for enjoying a beautiful day! :-D :-D :-D And yeah, LOVE that swan pic, too! I've been wanting to take pics of swans, but alas...haven't seen them yet around here he he...

  4. I enjoyed the pictures, Michelle. I like tagging along with you through your pictures when you travel about. :)

  5. Amel
    If you do find swans... be careful. They are quite dangerous during breeding season - parent birds with eggs or babies will attack and they are BIG birds. If they hiss or fluff up their feathers - back off.

    Thanks Daisy
    I think one of the best parts of blog hopping is getting to be "in another country" or life for a while. I just wish we had a chance to travel about more. I love it. :-)

  6. I always wanted to live ON the water. some great communities at the various marinas in and around SF - many "illegal."

    The canal house is a great way to displace that fantasy to dry land. '

    glad you had a good day.

  7. Hey, THANKS for the tips on the swans! We saw on flying FAR above our heads when we drove back home yesterday, but I didn't have time to take a video of it he he he...

  8. Hayden
    I love rivers and the idea of canal boats, but I have been known to get dizzy in a static caravan so I have severe doubts about me in a boat (insert green face here!). BUT, those little cottages along the edge... what a dream place to live! :-)