SCOTLAND Part 2 - marilynandbob
Friday morning, September 6, loading our gear on the Ros Crana, one of two barges operated by Caledonian Discovery. This barge was remodeled two years ago, and is very comfortable, with fairly roomy cabins (Marilyn still sleeping on top bunk), a lounge area, big dining room with large communal table (only 12 guests on each cruise, plus 4 crew). It's so colorful! The other barge is called the Fingal, named for a mythological giant in Scottish history. The name Ros Crana was his wife. This is the start of the best week of all, cruising through the Caledonian Canal east to west (Inverness to Ft. William). The Canal connects several lakes (Lochs) that already existed. The largest and first one is.... Loch Ness!!!

Friday morning, September 6, loading our gear on the Ros Crana, one of two barges operated by Caledonian Discovery. This barge was remodeled two years ago, and is very comfortable, with fairly roomy cabins (Marilyn still sleeping on top bunk), a lounge area, big dining room with large communal table (only 12 guests on each cruise, plus 4 crew). It's so colorful! The other barge is called the Fingal, named for a mythological giant in Scottish history. The name Ros Crana was his wife. This is the start of the best week of all, cruising through the Caledonian Canal east to west (Inverness to Ft. William). The Canal connects several lakes (Lochs) that already existed. The largest and first one is.... Loch Ness!!!