Advice From Cookies I've Eaten

~Forgiveness does not change the past, but it will enlarge the future~

~Take no risks with your reputation!~

~Respect for others is peace. Respect for yourself is happiness.~

~You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.~

~When things go wrong don't go with them.~

~Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will!~

~To ignore the facts doesn't change the facts.~

~Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.~

~Live every day up to your expectations not others.~


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Highlands: Neptune's Staircase

As we were oot-n-boot (out and about) we stopped by Neptune's Staircase. It is a staircase lock made up of 8 locks on the Caledonian Canal, which stretches from the east coast of Scotland by Inverness all the way to the west coast by Fort William. It is the longest staircase lock in the UK.
Here's the link.

This shows how the locks work.

Scotland for a long time was called Caledonia (hence the Caledonian Canal).

Walking up to the canal.

This was one of the locks.

It is quite a bit of a drop.

That is the highway going over the canal.

One of the smaller boats in the canal.

Life on a boat can be pretty hectic....
and you might be wondering how they take care of their basic needs....

but wait no longer......
it is a do-it-yourself kit. Mystery over!!! =)


  1. Your so funny!!!! Megan thought that was sooooo yucky! Glad you are having so much fun.

  2. So glad you are having so much fun. Glad to see this posting. It is so interesting. Wonder why they changed Scotland's name from Caledonia?

  3. Caledonia was the name that the Romans gave the land. Around the end of the 800's AD is when it started to become Scotland.