Scottish Steam


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Published: July 11th 2009
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Found this in paper - ideal outing with parents. Coach trip to see the Falkirk Wheel, ride on The Waverley paddle steamer on the Clyde, the Jacobite Lord of the Isles steam engine pulling the train between Fort William - Mallaig and the Sir Walter Scott steam boat on Loch Katrine. Perfect viewing weather. Fawlty Towers base at Arrachar Hotel on Loch Long (sadly in amongst RAF mountain rescue clearing debris from that awful jet tragedy). Food was fine though. DJ on Wednesday night never got past the 1950s. Several
ail biting coach rides along loch roads. V interesting and hilarious blue badge guide on coach (convinced she was related to my friend Sandra Johnston). Driver was entertaining too. Met some real characters in coach party. Nice four days on the west coast and only four midgie bites too!


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Union canal side of link.Union canal side of link.
Union canal side of link.

Incredible bit of engineering!
Famous Glenfinnan viaductFamous Glenfinnan viaduct
Famous Glenfinnan viaduct

Didn't see a rogue Ford Anglia though
Mum posing as an AmericanMum posing as an American
Mum posing as an American

Flipping tourist cap she bought - pink blooming pringle and rampant lion!
It runs on chip fat!It runs on chip fat!
It runs on chip fat!

Well I suppose that's good recycling.
View from the bowelsView from the bowels
View from the bowels

Couldn't stand smell of chip fat for too long though.


30th July 2009

Charmed Life
Hi Sue What a charmed life you're leading at the moment - only jealous of course! Your trip to Arrochar reminded me of when I worked for the Royal Bank in Helensburgh and we had to travel twice a week to Arrochar to open up the bank for couple of hours before heading back again. Not much going on there apart from the scenery. Best wishes, Wilma

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