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30th October 2021
Wall Mural

We cancelled our Glasgow trip
Early in 2020 we bought tickets to a Genesis concert in Glasgow. Then pandamic hit and the concert was rescheduled twice. Then finally after the summer they were permitted to give cencerts again. The date for the concert was now in October of this year. For us the new date meant travel difficulties, being forced to take time off from work (the original date was a Saturday. No need to take time off then) and possibly quaratine either going to Scotland or going back. That was too much trouble so we decided not to go. We managed to return the concert tickets and got the money refunded. We are so happy we did that. In the end the concert was cancelled yet again, only a few hours before the show, due to a Covid case in the band. If we had gone there we would have spent a lot of time and money and getting very for it. /Ake
31st October 2021
Wall Mural

Glasgow
Gosh, that whole process must have been frustrating for you. And what a good job you didn't go in the end. Slowly but surely things seem to be getting easier for international travel now, and a few bloggers on here are back on the road again. This is encouraging. I hope you are also able to get out on the international road again soon.
31st October 2021
Funny Notice!

Amusing
Lol, I also find it amusing!
30th October 2021
Loch Shiel

"I am Connor Macleod of the Clan Macleod. I was born in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel and I am immortal." Oh, I so have to go to Loch Shiel and Glenfinnan next time I go to Scotland. (The quote is from the movie Highlander in case it is unknown to you) /Ake
31st October 2021
Loch Shiel

Highlander
Ah, I've been meaning to watch that film. This has given me further inspiration to look out for it. I didn't realise he was from Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel. Thank you for sharing 😊
30th October 2021
Culloden, or Nairn, Viaduct

I love the masonry bridges, aqueducts and viaducts
I absolutely love the British masonry bridges, aqueducts and viaducts. One of the finest of them all, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, I have actually steered a boat across. /Ake
30th October 2021
Culloden, or Nairn, Viaduct

Aqueducts
Wow, that doesn't happen every day! I imagine steering a boat across an aqueduct is no easy task. Pronouncing its name seems even more difficult!!
30th October 2021
Clava Cairns

I visited Inverness in the 90-ies
When I studied at the university in the 90-ies a friend and I went to Scotland for a few days. We then visited Inverness just because we wanted to see Loch Ness. As I've always known, you've now shown that there is more to see in that region than the famous lake. CC look interesting. /Ake
30th October 2021
Clava Cairns

Inverness
Ah, indeed, Inverness and Loch Ness are on many itineraries to Scotland. They are super attractions, but indeed, there is much more to see when you scratch beneath the tourist surface.
25th October 2021
Jacobite Train Passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Oh yes, and great photo of the stags!!
25th October 2021
Jacobite Train Passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Great Review!
Although I don't remember much from my own visit to Ft. William & Ben Nevis many years ago, I do have some memories of the Battle of Culloden monument and a song about the murder of the McDonalds ("Oh cruel is the snow that swept Glencoe.....")! As a Harry Potter fan, I'm a bit jealous over the fact that you saw THE Jacobite steam train (Hogwarts Express) and the Glenfinnan Viaduct!! Kudos for summiting Cow Hill, braving the rain and getting some smashing photos of this area!
25th October 2021
Jacobite Train Passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Thank you!
Lovely to read that you recognise so many of the places in my Fort William blog entry 😊 I was really quite fortunate to time my arrival at the viaduct with the crossing of the train. Despite the rain, I have some great memories of my visit to Fort William and around. Thank you for reading Sylvia 😊
27th September 2021
The Wards Wildlife Site

Wow!
What a cool photo. I visited Aberdeen many years ago. It was in April I think. I remember that it was pretty cold outside in the night and that the house I stayed in was badly insulated and poorly heated. Damn, it was cold! /Ake
28th September 2021
The Wards Wildlife Site

Thank you!
Thank you Ake 😊 Ah, I imagine you visited Aberdeen in its natural state - cold, dark and wet! I was fortunate to visit during a bit of a heatwave, so I remember it as a bright, glistening city myself.
27th September 2021
Balmoral Castle

That's a cool castle
Impressive castle. It really looks medieval. /Ake
28th September 2021
Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle
Indeed, it was an impressive castle to behold. It was built in the 19th century for Queen Victoria, in the popular Scottish baronial style of the time, reminiscent indeed of their medieval, more functional counterparts. It still serves today as the Queen's summer retreat.
27th September 2021
Old Pack Horse Bridge

It's not functional?
The bridge looks nice, but it isn't functional, is it? /Ake
28th September 2021
Old Pack Horse Bridge

Not Functional
Indeed, you're right. It's not functional, and fenced off to the visitor. The photo was taken from the more modern road bridge just next to it.
27th September 2021
Abandoned Buildings

I'd love Stroma Island
By the looks of it, I'd love Stroma Island. /Ake
28th September 2021
Abandoned Buildings

Stroma Island
I'm sure you'd enjoy it, one of Scotland’s fascinating abandoned islands. I don't think that many people set foot on it.
27th September 2021
Trying Haggis!

I've tried it
I've tried haggis. It tastes pretty good if you ask me. /Ake
28th September 2021
Trying Haggis!

Haggis
Yay! Well done you! I must admit I also quite liked it, it was just the thought of what was in it that put me off.

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