Coast to Coast

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Thursday 4th September

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Leaving Foyers bound for Inverness, looking up Loch Ness.

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Approaching Urqhart Castle.

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The classic tourist vessel "Jacobite Queen" bowling along in Loch Ness.

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The top lock at Inverness awaits our entry, just as the weather starts to turn.

While sat in the lock, we had a traditional Scottish meal - Haggis, Neeps and Tatties! Nick performed
the traditional "Adressing of a Haggis" ceremony, ably assisted by Denys and Dennis. I was very reluctant to
try the Haggis, but it was really very tasty - I even had seconds!

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Turning to berth alongside at Inverness Marina - the rain had just stopped but was threatening more.
Nick had arranged a coach trip to Cawdor Castle, I'd declined with the hope of photographing some
shipping in Inverness. Everyone except Lyall and myself set off on the mini-buses but the weather still
looked far from promising, so Lyall and myself ventured off to the pub and some real ales!

The weather did fair up by the time we returned to the "VIC 32".

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The flight of locks at Inverness.

Our last night on board and after the meal we had the Captains awards. Everyone received a reward for deeds done during the week.
Then followed the Captains Court. Lyall had been making notes all week, the defendants had no right to appeal and were all
(with only one exception "Butch"!) being found guilty and handed the punishment of doing the washing up!