Blogs from Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Kingussie May 12th 2015

Polar bears or European bears? That is the question. I like a European bear, they have friendly faces and dance like no one is watching. However, polar bears have self-assured attitude and it was cool to see them today, even though they got so muddy they were as brown as your standard bear. To see polar bears in Scotland, we had to leave Edinburgh at 7.30 am after bidding adieu to Helen, Saul and adorable baby Maisie. We drove up north to the Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig. The enclosures at the park were massive and we had to walk about a fair bit to see the animals, who didn't let us down. The majority of them were running about despite the mad weather, from strong sunshine, to gale force winds, driving rain and hail - ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Kingussie May 23rd 2013

We are spending our rest day in the small town of Kingussie, waiting out a May snowstorm in the last mountains we have to cross before Inverness and the final push to John O'Groats. We have now planned the entire rest of the trip to the Orkneys -- pretty exciting. Just have to wait for the temperatures to get back above 40 tomorrow and we are back on our way. There are some good stories to write from this section as well, and they may eventually show up here. But, just this short report for now and some photos for your enjoyment. -- Kit... read more
"Dolly" on display at the Scottish National museum, Edinburgh
Dinner in Edinburgh with Mikko and Douglas
Heading north across the Firth of Forth

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Kingussie September 7th 2008

Kilravock in the light of day… All rightly then - Kilravock Castle was a bit of a strange stay. Mom and I never felt comfortable there. The people running it just didn’t seem all that interested in having guests there or very welcoming. The hotel had a permanent ‘No Vacancy’ sign on the door and at the end of the driveway. We even heard the receptionist tell someone on the phone that the hotel was full up. We only saw 2 other couples there and counted at least 6 or 7 rooms on the first floor alone - weird. (When I was back home and doing some research to round out this journal I went to the hotel website and it says in bold that they are welcoming guests in 2009 so maybe they were just ... read more
Snow Owl
Scottish Wildcat
Driving from Kincraig to Banchory

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