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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 26th 2011

All over Scotland I saw old houses, most of the houses are old, with really a lot of chimneys on a row. How they use that? Sometimes up to 10-15 chimneys on a roof. Still from the time every room has his own open fire? Today , July 26th, I ll take the afternoon train to Aberdeen to board the ferry to Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Wonder what kind of size the ferry has and what kind of waves we ll meet. It will take about 12 hours to reach Lerwick where my first tour starts wednesday morning at 9.30... read more
FERRY TO SHETLAND
COUNTING THE ROOMS BY THE NUMBER OF CHIMNEYS

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 26th 2011

Arrived sunday july 24th in Inverness with the coach from Fort William. Weather was speldid and I made a long walk along the river Ness.Guesthouse Ardconnel is a small 6 rooms guest house. Beautiful interior but rather small room and they need to invest some in matrasses. Kind people. On monday I went on a long daytour, 14 hours, to Orkney Islands. First 2,5 hours by coach, than you reach John O Groats where the ferry to Orkney just arrived. John O Groats started his live as dutch Jan de Groot.. On that spot you can see also the last house of Scotland and the distance to London will be about 1000 km from there. The day was cold,real cold, with some rain in the morning. The ferry to Orkney only takes about 45 minutes and ... read more
FERRY TO ORKNEY ISLES
CATHEDRAL IN KIRKWALL

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 20th 2011

Hello, Today we had lots of driving. We drove about 90 minutes to the home of golf (St. Andrews). We wandered through the cathedral ruins. We then wandered through the city for awhile. The beach was lovely. We then went for lunch 90 minutes away at a place I can't recall the name of. There was an optional tour of a whisky distillery. Some of us who didn't want to go in there wandered around together after lunch. I did some shopping and got a fleece jacket as well as some tartan plaidish scarves. We then had a two hour drive to a place outside of Inverness where we are spending the night before going to the nearby Loch Ness Lake to see the Loch Ness monster. Here are my shout outs for this blog: Aunty ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness June 28th 2011

This is just a page so we can upload all the photo's that we haven't added. Hope you enjoy them. There are quite a few so I'll do a Part 1 & Part 2. Don't forget there will be a couple of actual pages on each "Part". xx... read more
Deck 14.
Mast Bar.
Oceanview Cafe

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness June 23rd 2011

Isle of Skye Our travels from Fort William to Isle of Skye took us past one of the more famous castles (told you there where plenty of them). Another 15th century clan stronghold, you may remember Eilean Donan from such famous appearances as 'Castle' in the Highlander movie... if not - it's a lovely castle surrounded by water and thankfully accessible by bridge. The appeal to the castle is not just that it's still more or less fully in tact, but that it is still used as a residence today. Perhaps more of a holiday home (?) as they are not there permanently. But this allows us to visit not just a castle steeped in history but also one used in the modern day. Fort Augustus After a night's stay in Isle of Skye, we paid ... read more
She's behind you...
Would you like water with that?
Highland Folk Museum

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness May 15th 2011

104 miles Well what can I say? We did it. In the planning this was the day about which I was most doubtfull. Not only for myself but I had in mind Ewen's cycling max was 60 miles. Ewen started the day in pain from the fact his knees do not react well to pedalling up hills for hours and hours. The day was full of adventure including finding the cycle route closed and forcing us on to the A9 which is very busy and quite intimidating to a cyclist. We caused aq bit of a tailback before we prematurel joined what was the cycle route but was now in the middle of the building disruption that goes on in any major road works. The climb was long and hard over the Cairngorms and the highest ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness May 10th 2011

We’ve left England twice now. Wales and now Scotland. Words don’t really do justice to the beauty of both Wales and Scotland. I have already referred to the beauty of Northern Wales and Snowdonia. The drive from Glasgow to Inverness has to be one of the most breathtaking journeys imaginable. Loch Lomond followed by the highlands where peaks rise out of nowhere and streams and lakes appear without warning to be followed by picturesque storybook valleys of green and sheep and cows; and finally Loch Ness, barely a km wide at its widest point and a staggering 760 feet deep at its deepest. This is a wild land. Like Wales it is inhabited by people who have a wild streak. The Loudon Wainwright concert we saw in Glasgow was constantly punctuated by loud deep Scottish brogue ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness April 23rd 2011

Saturday started slowly , with the constant climbs on the busy A9 through the foothills of the Cairngorms, I joined the old A9 , as it wound its way through small villages , this is a very pleasant alternative to the main road, i picked the old road up just south of Moy, passed through tomatin and rejoined the main carriage way at Slochd summit.I stayed on the A9 until pausing for lunch in Aviemore, I havenit been to aviemore for 20 years and it is bigger but not better , its full of tourist tat , but still made a great stop for lunch , I left Aviemore and stayed on the quieter B9152 until Kingussie. The weather was dark and misty , rain was in the air , the mountains here look foreboading in ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness April 4th 2011

Well, we've been in Inverness for a long time and figured we've posted about a lot of our trips out, but very little about the time we've actually spent in and around our temporary home. Here's a wee shout out to this town, and the wonderful people we've met while here (unfortunately not all of them, just some who left the biggest impressions). We arrived here September 4th, 2010 with no plans other than 'find work' and 'find somewhere to live'. We were exhausted after our 2 months of traveling and wound up lazing around most of the time. While slothing around the hostel we got to know the lads that worked there a little; there was managing Aussie Jeremy, Welsh Hywel (pronounced 'howl' from what we could tell), and another Aussie Lachie. There were also ... read more
Ooo, Ooo, a Cooo!!
Slight detour
Start your engines

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness November 15th 2010

A week in Edinburgh for the Comedy Festival then a 3 day free trip around the Highland of Scotland... read more
The oldest Op shop in Endiburgh 126 years
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