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Double Canal Locks at Corpach, on the Caledonian Canal

The 62 mile long Caledonian Canal, with a total of 29 locks was originally built to allow wooden sailing ships to travel from the north-east to the south-west of Scotland, avoiding the perilous route via Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth. It was completed in 1822, after 19 years in construction at a cost of around £910,000. The canal had taken so long to construct, that much larger, iron hulled ships were now in use and the canal was too narrow to accommodate them.

Today the canal attracts many visitors who come to enjoy the magnificent scenery that stretches all the way from Inverness to Fort William.

The image below is of the of the double canal locks at Corpach. Ben Nevis can be seen in the background

Double Canal Locks at Corpach on the Caledonian Canal

For some of my other landscape images please follow this link http://wp.me/P1WKsc-M

9 responses

  1. Great colours Jim

    November 27, 2012 at 12:04 am

    • Many thanks Ian

      December 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  2. colorful and nice dramatic clouds 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    • Many thanks Joshi.

      November 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  3. Love the processing Jim. Also really like the snow capped mountains in the distance and the ominous looking sky.

    November 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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