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Caledonian Canal re furb

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Pictures' started by Lowflyer, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Took a tootle through to Ft Augustas today to see the canal being done up. Only happens very rarely so seeing as how I am " in the profession :)" , thought I would see how it was done in the good old days.
    And I have to say, what workmanship form days of old, very, very well constructed.



    When you think that no excavators, no cranes etc, bloody hard work.

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    Went down via A82, but came back top road

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    Great run, not a lot of traffic on the way back, bit of snow melt here and there but otherwise great craic.
     
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  2. boboneleg

    boboneleg Active Member

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    Great scenery John and that's some stonework in that canal :cool2:
     
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    Nice pics John, and that is a nice road up over the top, must get over there again soon.

    Andy.
     
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    Hamster Active Member

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    Great photos John and proper engineering.
     
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    Mervin Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I do miss trips up to that side of Scotland , such beautiful scenery, and reasonably quiet roads to , and that set of locks is a sight to behold for sure
     
  6. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    Cheers guys,

    The last major maintenance work was done many years ago, the most memorable being in the early sixties when it was discovered that there were lots of guns found at the bottom post ww2.
    I seem to remember an " armistice" that all guns retrieved after the war had to be handed in, as a result, a few were lobbed into the canal.
    My dad had a lugar that he "obtained" from a german officer :) and had it for many years in the house ( no ammo of course ) and it vanished one day. Wonder where it ended up ?? :D:D
    Nowadays, a few motorcycles, push bikes and a car was all that was evident.
     
  7. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Nice one John, proper engineering and craftsmanship.

    That'll be the reason a friend of a friend had to detour round the top and down the west coast after buying a boat from near Dundee. A bit of a debtor I reckon!

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