SCOTLAND - PAGE 5 - (5-19/06/04)
Page 5 from our visit to Scotland, photos on this page are from the Caledonian Canal and Glencoe.
|Just to the north of Fort William we visit Neptune's Staircase, a series of locks on the Caledonian Canal. The photo on the left above shows Ben Nevis in the background, partially cloud covered with snow on the summit. Ben Nevis is the UK's highest mountain , at 1343 metres (4406 feet) high.|
|More photos from the Caledonian Canal, it is a slow process with time for a rest as the boats navigate through the locks. The canal links the west and east of Scotland, running from Fort William towards Loch Ness and Inverness. Our next destination, (right photo) is Glencoe.|
|More views of Glencoe above, the images to the left and centre above feature the small Loch Achtriochtan. Glencoe is probably as well known for the massacre of the MacDonald clan as it is for the stunning scenery. Often simplified as the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells the truth is thought to be much more complex, a web stretching back to King William of Orange himself and initially an attempt to impose law and order on the various clans of the Highlands. You can read more about the massacre (BBC website) by clicking here.|
|Eilean Munde, a small island in Loch Leven (right photo) is thought to be the burial island where some of the victims of the massacre were laid to rest. Centre photo shows one of the waterfalls at the meeting of the three waters, from where the River Coe runs towards Loch Achtriochtan.|