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Jul 30, 2012 - Balmaha to Edinburgh

Hello everyone, Another update from Scotland. Today we drove from Balmaha to Edinburgh. It was a fairly non-eventful drive apart from the usual criticism from The back seat. There were the usual toilet stops as well. We are all getting older. We drove in over the forth of firth (or is it firth of forth?) bridge. A huge bridge which I have a hunch I watched a program which said it was about to collapse if repairs aren't made soon. We cleared it. I was surprised by the lack of traffic in Edinburgh. It was a fairly quiet drive into the city...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Balmaha - Loch Lomond

Well, oh to live like a Scotsman. What a totally Scottish day for us all today. Started the day with haggis for breakfast. Well, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It's a bit grainy, oaty combined with minced...........something. Best not to ask I think. Anyway, I ate it all and it was quite edible. I won't worry about having any more though. After breakfast we drove to the Glengoyne Distillery. A delightful little highland single malt whisky distillery. It was a good tour with a couple of tastings afterwards. Just to cap off a...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Loch Lomond - Scotland

Good evening everyone from Scotland and Loch Lomond in summer. 14 degrees and showers. After another fine breakfast we left Windermere and travelled north over the border into Scotland. We travelled up through beautiful English mountain views to Glasgow towards the highlands and Loch Lomond. We are staying at a small village called Balmaha in the Oak Tree Inn. The inn is another quaint old pub. The main bar is full of old memorabilia and nick nacks.....or, if you like......crap. But they serve a good pint and a good meal. And the place has...

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Sep 22, 2010 - Monarchs, Mountains and Malt

My tour today was with Heart of Scotland Tours, which has 16-passenger buses for about 5 different 1-day excursions. The tour was leaving at 9am from the centre of Edinburgh, so I got a bus at 7:45 from the hotel, giving me enough time to get a quick breakfast at Weatherspoons. £1.45 for a latte and porridge with fruit compote -- can’t beat that! And with a couple of buscuits (cookies) stashed in my bag from the hotel, it should last me to lunchtime. There were only 7 people on this tour -- 2 Brazilian couples and 2 other single women. The...

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May 9, 2010 - Loch Lomond or bust

Loch Lomond wasn't originally on the itinerary (not being on the coast), but to our amazement Kath and Ralph from Essex said they were up for hiring a camper van and coming with us for a week. Ralph being an arty type wanted to visit Glasgow so we arranged to spend our first couple of days in Loch Lomond so we could go into the city for the day but still experience a little of what the big loch could offer us. We were staying at the camp site in Millarochy Bay, just outside Balmaha, which is on the West Highland Way, so there were plenty of...

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