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Touring Britain bit by bit with a pair of boots, a few bicycles, a lot of trains and a bag of lenses. I take pictures and then I write about them.

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The Crinan Canal

Loch Fyne

Not your usual inland navigation: the 14km canal from sea to sea Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp in the east and Crinan on the Sound of Jura in the west, cutting across the top of the long and narrow Kintyre-Knapdale peninsula built in 1794 for commercial sea going sailing vessels.

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Later replaced by steamboats, the Clyde Puffers, cargo carriers between Glasgow and the Hebridean islands and isolated West Highland coastal communities.

boats!

And now in turn largely replaced by private yachts, taking advantage of the 100km shortcut and bypass of the exposed waters around the Kintyre peninsula that are provided by the canal.

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Crinan Canal

Crinan

And by towpath tourists taking in the views to the islands and out over the Moine Mhòr to the mountains.

coos

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[Edit] Edit | [Delete] Delete | [History] History | [Version] Last edited by Joe D, 2012-07-15 13:04:30 | [Views] Viewed 88485 times


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Yelena

Greetings and thanks form Russia.

Ran across Crinan Canal in a wiki article on Graham and the Wind in the Willows. Love the song :)

Posted at 2012-10-06 05:05:28 - [Ban] - [Del]

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