Winter is here – frost and boat maintenance

Craning out for Winter maintenanceIt has been a cold week at Laggan, the mercury has barely risen above freezing.

There was a hive of activity here on Wednesday, some of the larger boats were lifted out of the water, for winter maintenance.  Is was a good day for the craning as it was dry and still.

The rest of the fleet have been taken through to the canal as they will not be so exposed to the elements.  Loch Lochy can get quite wild through the winter and the boats would take a battering down on the pontoon.

The canal has started to freeze over, it is unusual for the freeze to start so early in the winter.

It’s snowing!

Empty pontoon, Loch Lochy  Ice beginning to form on the canal