Short walk – full day

The Great Glen Water Park is a beautiful spot for a self-catering holiday.

While Reg “went the extra mile” for us today, in search of lunch, I relaxed and admired the view from the restaurant patio of The Great Glen Water Park. I was promised a short day; just nine miles. No backtracking for me…my feet were not going to walk any more than that! Today was a beautiful warm day with barely a cloud in the sky and I had a pleasant spot to relax.

We didn't get the early start we had hoped for, but once we got going our day was beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've seen some beautiful scenery since we set out from Fort William. Today's walk was a pleasant, flat path along the old railroad tracks. It took us through woods, alongside Loch Oich and into Fort Augustus for the night.

 

 

 

We rested our feet and backs while watching this chatty Lock Master do her job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we approached Kytra Lock, we had a front row seat where we saw just how the boats maneuver through the locks. Under the skilled hand of the Lock Master (this one was a woman) the water level rose and lifted the boat to the level of the canal. Once the water levels were even, the gates swung open and we all waved as the boat cruised through. Unfortunately this crew was headed in the opposite direction as us, so we were unable to hitch a ride!

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Short walk – full day

  1. Cynthia

    We found the locks in Narbonne, France mesmerizing and we got to help with the gates as there was no lock master/mistress.

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  2. Alex Miller

    Hi Reg and Sue, it looks like you all are having a great trip! I am enjoying following your blog, and am traveling with you vicariously. Cheers, Alex

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  3. Bonnie

    Your pictures are beautiful – such amazing scenery!

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