Blogs from Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe - page 7


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness October 3rd 2010

Well, our last day in Inverness was the 30th. It was also the most eventful of our stay; it rained the rest of the time we were there. Note to self, if I want to travel the UK and Ireland again I should do it between April and September since those are the only months that it doesn't rain 28 days of the month. Ah, but when the sun comes out there's nothing prettier. We went out to the Loch Ness. We haven't been anywhere in Scotland that hasn't been beautiful, especially when the sun is shining like it was that day. I'm pretty sure we saw Nessie... Or at least we think that she likes to play tricks with the tourists and follows behind tour boats. (No comments about boat wakes :P) Even if we ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness September 29th 2010

Oh, I forgot to add that we're getting a little creative with our ingredients. We're making bruschetta. mmmmm, it certainly adds to the meal. - A... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness September 29th 2010

Hey hey, everyone. We are in not-so-sunny Inverness now. The ride up on the bus was just as gray and rainy as the others, but oh the scenery! First of all, it seems that the landscape in the highlands is made for gray and rainy, but maybe that's just because of the time of year. Secondly, it is gorgeous. It's not something I can describe very well; there were so many huge evergreens, and the ferns were turning from green to orange to red. We crossed shallow, little streams every few minutes, and the top of the hills were hidden by thick clouds of mist. The city is a bit of a disappointment. We were hoping for a small, Scottish town and, instead, we have a fairly large port city. Eh, not that impressive. Naturally, it's ... read more

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

Our closest city is Inverness, the base that so many tourists use to visit the Highlands. Its perched on the River Ness, which drains from Loch Ness to the Moray Firth. You can travel by boat from the East coast of Scotland across to the West coast through a series of locks and lochs! Some of the lock systems are up to seven locks high, enabling a boat to travel upstream through a series of steps and into the lochs. Its interesting to watch the boats go up or down this watery escalator. Inverness is a reasonably compact city dominated by a castle on the rivers edge with a number of bridges across the river, canal and firth connecting the suburbs with the city centre. We check out the loal music scene at Hootenanny's pub, a ... read more
A yacht heads up to Loch Ness
Culloden battlefield
Wishing tree, Fairy Glen

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 23rd 2010

hallo ihr lieben in germany! danke erst einmal fuer die vielen netten eintraege ins gaestebuch und fuer die emails! papa, ueber eure plattdeutschen gruesse haben wir uns sehr gefreut! wir sitzen grad in einem netten cafe in inverness um ein wenig zu schreiben. das wetter ist very beautiful seit zwei tagen. unsere rundtour haben wir letzten mittwoch erfolgreich beendet und sehr genossen. heute ist fuer mich leider der letzte tag :( seufz! Es war sehr schoen zu radeln, denn die landschaft an der westkueste ist wirklich spektakulaer - wild und very huegelig (bis 15% steigung), aber es hat spass gemacht zu fahren! nur dass wetter hat uns ganz schoen zugesetzt - es hat sehr viel geregnet und bis gestern konnte ich gar nicht glauben, dass hier auch die sonne scheinen kann. Aber nun ist es traumhaft ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 14th 2010

Day 35 Inverness - Lairg 56 miles 1128 miles A poor days weather led to a bit of a cheat cycling wise. Yet more rain so made the decision to opt out of the cycling and take a rail excursion to kyle of Lochalsh. A wonderful scenic route with enough time in Kyle to have a short explore. Returning to Inverness there was time to have a bit of a look around the city before catching a late afternoon train up to Lairg Still wet when I got to Lairg so I guess I'm just going to have to come back to do this piece!... read more
Inverness old and new
Inverness new  detail
 trip to Kyle of Lochalsh

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 12th 2010

Photos of Inverness and Loch Ness...... read more
Loch Ness

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness July 5th 2010

Geo: 57.4767, -4.23145July 5, 2010Laggan, Scotland5:30-8:00 a.m.I slept so well last night that I woke up at 5:30 a.m. in exactly the same position that I fell asleep in! I kept the windows open last night, but closed the drapes so the midges (biting insects) wouldn't get into the room. I dressed very warm today by wearing my thick blue jeans and socks. I made sure I had my rain poncho available in my carry-on bag. We had the normal English breakfast. The scrambled eggs were runny so I had a larger helping of it. After boarding the bus we headed off to our next stop, the Clava Cairns.8:00-10:45 a.m.Croy, ScotlandWe passed over the River Spey and Newtonmore, where we were supposed to have a Drambuie toast to Bonnie Prince Charlie and hear some pipes in ... read more
Laggan, Scotland
Malinda in Laggan, Scotland
Laggan to Croy, Scotland

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness June 24th 2010

.June 22, 2010 We left Toronto for Gatwick on Thomas Cook Airlines. The plane had a delay from Oslo and was delayed two hours. We finally left at 2240. What a great airline inspite of the delay.. It is roomy with lots of leg room, friendly air hostesses and good food. We picked up our car rental to find they had upgraded us to a Mercedes Benz SUV with a GPS. Thank heavens for being told what to do! Driving on the left hand side of the road is tricky but it is amazing how fast we learn. Our first stop for lunch was at a small Scottish Deli in Pitalochy.We ate outside admidst all the charm of the old buildings and twisty streets. After lunch we visited the Fish Ladder where 5000 salmon a year ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness May 20th 2010

Thursday brought a beautiful day with temps in the 50's and low 60's. Our first stop of the day was at THE DALMORE, our first Distillery Visit of the trip. WOW, what a treat!!! Nothing like the smell of the mashtun and the fermenting tanks. After a great tour of the distillery, we were able to taste a dram of the 15 yr old. Amazing!! From there we headed north to Tain to see the Glen Morangie Distillery. This one was the only distillery that allowed us to take pictures. It was the only one we visited in which the whisky is not sent out for blending. They are the number 4 distillery in Scotland. After a good time there, we headed down through the country to Lock Ness and Urquhart Castle. From here we got ... read more

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