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May 2, 2014 - Campbeltown, Kintyre

We woke to a sunny day though it’s still cold. We caught the 10.30am bus at the camp gate into “the Wee Toon” (what the locals call Campbeltown) for £2.50 pp return. My great great grandfather, William Cook was born 1836 in Campbeltown, Scotland - died 1919 in Waimate North, New Zealand. He went to sea at an early age as a ship's carpenter eventually marrying in Coromandel, New Zealand in 1865 and later worked as a builder in the Far North. We went first to the Heritage Centre which was not officially open but the people working here let us...

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May 1, 2014 - Campbeltown, Kintyre

It was still raining this morning when we set off to drive up the “bonny banks of Loch Lomond” so we didn’t see very much but as we headed down the Long Loch and past the REST & BE THANKFUL (words inscribed on a stone placed by soldiers who built the original military road in 1753) the rain stopped and the sun tried to come out. It was a very picturesque drive down the Kintyre peninsula and we arrived at The Machrihanish Holiday Park (PA28 6PT) near Campbeltown about three hours after we left Balloch. There was no-one around at the...

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Sep 23, 2011 - Mull of Kintyre

With the windows open we had a terrific night's sleep listening to the gentle lapping of Loch Lomond right below us. So quiet so peaceful, no boisterous Germans to disturb us for this is not a large lodge. We watched a misty sunrise pour upon a smooth as glass loch dotted with noisy ducks. Mother and Joan both had kippers for breakfast, I settled for excellent crumpets with crisp bacon and maple syrup. We wished we could stay another night but as all our bookings are set and paid for, we reluctantly left Loch Lomond on a misty overcast...

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