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Published: October 23rd 2014
Inside look at Car A
Another day of, as the locals say.... "Shyte weather" but nonetheless we braved the rain & wind for a trip back in time.
Elke had surprised me with first class tickets in the 1st car. Nice big wing back chairs with a view to allow the world to glide by.
As is usual for the train system here we left at exactly 10:15. Very shortly the sweets trolley appeared which supplied tea & coffee with shortbreads.
Occasionally the rain would let up and allowed us the chance for some pictures.
A quick stop at Glenfinnan to stretch our legs where there is a diner and a small railway museum.
We have been to Glenfinnan before thankfully because it was a long walk to the monument to celebrate the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his attempt to recover the throne. It didnae go so well....
Back aboard the train we continued on to Mallaig fo a stop over of 2 hours. Wandering about in a harbour with rain and wind... was just marvelous.
I did notice a pair of trucks off loading live fish onto a boat. What's wrong with this picture????
had lunch at where else the Mallaig fish shop for... wait for it...fish & chips!!!! WOW was the fish ever fresh!!!
A quick look around town and back on the train.
The sweets trolley came by again with tea and fudge and sadly no Bartie's Botts All Flavoured Jelly Beans. I was really looking forward to the Ear Wax ones....
Beside the seats is a large window with a smaller one that opens above it. In order to get pictures I would open the smaller one and put the camera outside as far as I would dare. 2 down sides to this are obviously the rain and the other is the coal smoke and cinders.
At first this is a novelty but after a few tunnels it became a little overpowering.
We find ourselves back at Fort William and looking forward to a nice seafood dinner at The Crannog.
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