Wednesday 29 May 2013

Run to the Crinan Canal

As part of my semi-interest in waterways I took a run today to the Crinan Canal. This is located in the West Highlands between Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne and Crinan on the Sound of Jura. The canal was opened in 1801 and connects Glasgow with the Western Isles without having to round the Mull of Kintyre. The canal was busy today with pleasure craft. The canal is only nine miles long but very picturesque.

A yacht enters the canal at Ardrishaig
"VIC32" is a Clyde Puffer anchored at Ardrishaig. Boats like this used the canal to take goods to and from the Western Isles.
An interesting bridge at Bellanoch. It is a hand cranked sliding bridge.
Lock house at Crinan

A yacht leaved the canal at Crinan
The FJ at Crinan harbour
Period advert at Crinan. Recent medical research suggests that Tunnoch's Tea Cakes are not, in fact, good for you

1 comment:

  1. You can get one of these for when the weather turns a bit chilly again -