On Saturday 23rd August, the Caledonian Canal held an open day in Inverness. One of the Ceangal 2013 artists, Nicola Gear lives on a barge there, from which she also hosts residencies and various events, and she invited me to bring along some residency information, which I gladly did! The sun shone and many people passed through the doors, pretty much non-stop for the whole day which was great. We also had a surprise visitor in the shape of Rudi Domidian Hundefaenger, a german artist who I met in India who also has connections with many residencies and artists around the globe. We talked, ate cake and ice cream and I even ended up in a skiff rowing race – all in all it was a grand day out. More connections made!