So yeah, the Family decided that a boat ride would be a great way to celebrate my birthday.
And what a glorious day it was; it was a balmy 21C with the sun out in full force and a beautiful clear blue sky to top it all off. All credits must go to the Big Guy upstairs for giving us this welcome break after a long spell of wet miserable weather.
Okay, back to our boat trip...
That's our ride right there, the Jacobite Queen.
We came early, so what is there to do but to take the all necessary photo-ops we can
And we're off.
The absolutely essential house-gawking session
The old lighthouse marking the entrance into Loch Ness from the Caledonian Canal.
The 190 year-old Bona lighthouse was built by Thomas Telford.
It's thought to be Britain's only inland lighthouse.
Southward view towards Fort Williams
Checkout that house on top of the hill. They must have one 'eck of a view of the Loch.
Good bye Nessie, perhaps we'll meet someday... err, on second thought, let's not
Back to the Caledonian Canal.
Approaching the Dochgarroch Lock heading back towards Loch Dochfour
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