Blogs from Tain, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Ross and Cromarty » Tain October 27th 2019

Here we go again. Last touches to the backpacks before saying goodbye to Dougal, and the chilly winds and first hill snows of winter in Scotland. Provided that the Ecuadorian President keeps his recent promises to the long suffering indigenous population, then hopefully the rioting, curfews, and teargas of the last few weeks will remain in the past and we will arrive in Quito in 3 days time. Its been a bit of a guessing game over the last month, with all trips canceled during the declared state of emergency, and gov travel advice saying 'only if journey necessary' . Only got green light 2 days ago ! Keeping an eye on the sparse snippets of Ecuadorian news available on internet. Very exciting. Tracy and David have, possibly somewhat recklessly, offered to look after our beloved ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Ross and Cromarty » Tain April 26th 2018

Well here we go again! Backpacks packed, weighed, emptied, repacked, reweighed again, until below the magic 15Kg mark. Mozzie repellent and Immodium packed in industrial quantities, along with the statutory 'Dr Livingston I presume' khakis. Dougal off for his Spa day tomorrow prior to his holidays with bestie, Hendry, and his feedy /walky people Emma & Jane. Better have plenty poop bags! Only 3 more sleeps! Best check that weight again...... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Ross and Cromarty » Tain September 19th 2011

A little bit more relaxing day today. We didn’t have to be anywhere today, since we’re staying here for 2 nights. We did a geocache in town that consisted of multiple places you had to go to collect information to find the cache. This took us around the immediate vicinity of the Castle Hotel and got us acquainted with the local history. After finding the cache in a local wooded area, we walked around the residential section of town and saw the Golf Course. Engineered by Donald Ross, it’s one of the first around and brought tourism to this little place in the early 1900’s. We went through a small museum in town full of little artifacts from the Norse to the Jacobites, Witch Trials to Priests. Incidentally the castle we’re staying in was the Bishop’s ... read more
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