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Earlier this year we were invited on a holiday cruising the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, on board the
working steam puffer "VIC 32". This vessel, built at Thorne near Doncaster in 1943, offers several week long trips
around the Western Isles and Caledonian Canal during the summer period. We were booked onto the first of the
canal sailings, heading North to Inverness from Corpach.

We boarded at Corpach basin late on a wet grey Sunday afternoon. We were shown to our cabins - Skye and Eigg and left to unpack.

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The crew on this trip were Nick (Skipper), Lyall (engineer), Mary and Daphne (cooks). Of course, the 11 passengers also made up the compliment,
this was a working holiday!

Bev & yours truly, Denys & Sue, Dennis & Roz, Mark & Leanne, Tom, Todd and Judy.

We had a wonderful evening meal then retired for an early start the next morning.

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Day 1

Loch Eil, Loch Linnhe and Neptunes Staircase

Day 2

Banavie to Loch Oich

Day 3

Loch Oich to Foyers, Loch Ness

Day 4

Foyers to Inverness

Day 5

Inverness to Fort George, Moray Forth

Onboard VIC 32
Update 28/10/08 - Leanne's photos (large photos)