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Aug 13, 2014 - A rest day in Fort Augustus

A beautiful full breakfast is followed by a quiet day around Fort Augustus catching up on hand washing, investigating alternative dinner places and watching lock operations. The weather is much improved although we still encounter some intermittent showers through the day. All the group bar Bob went on a Loch Ness cruise. Bob spent the morning walking through Fort Augustus and taking in the magnificent lock 'staircase'. In the absence of a more popular alternative we return to the Lock Inn for dinner where we have another great time. The...

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Aug 12, 2014 - North Laggan to Fort Augustus

A short walk today of 14kms - a lovely walk where we followed Loch Oich, an old railway line and the Caledonian Canal, finally leading to a steep flight of five locks dropping down through Fort Augustus to Loch Ness. We spent the next day exploring Fort Augustus with some of the group cruising around Loch Ness looking for a sight of Nessie.

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Aug 12, 2014 - South Laggan to Fort Augustus

Distance 17 kms, finish mid-afternoon. We walk back to the Great Glen Water Park and the shores of Loch Oich. It is still showering so wet weather gear and pack covers are required but the reward is plenty of water in the falls and streams which occur regularly along the side of the walk. The Way now follows the line of the old railway from Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus built between 1896 and 1903. Turning left off the railway the path slopes down to the shore of Loch Oich and we follow this for several kilometres of native woodland in the...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Fort Augustus (Loch Ness)

Today is hippy tree hugging day.  We have done our good deed for Trees for Life and for the Caledonian forest by planting an Aspen and Juniper Tree in the Haggis Grove. As it was a beautiful morning we did a short hike to the Dog Falls lookout in Glen Affric, once again Dan and I were first to the top. A wee stop for a quick walk to Plodda Falls then onto some lunch in Beauly. The afternoon was spent at the Singleton of Glen Ord scotch whisky distillery where Scott our funny tour guide showed us around the distillery and explained the...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Fort Augustus (Loch Ness)

Woke to a wet day, or as the Scottish call it 'liquid sunshine'! Water was the theme for today, walked to a waters edge for another one of Stevie's crazy stories.  Apparently this river is blessed with fairy dust so we had to put our faces in the water for 7seconds to give us ever lasting beauty.....Leah having a wee cold she didn't participate, so she will not have ever lasting beauty! Next water stop involved running up a 100m hill to the top of a water fall, taking a mouthful of water, running back down the very slippery and muddy hill,...

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Jul 26, 2007 - Sleep

We left Skye and headed back to the hostel for our already paid for dinner. We were very excited. It was a pasta dinner with 2 different dishes, garlic bread, hamburgers and salad. It was pretty tasty and nice not to have to make anything. We spent the rest of the evening sitting on the comfy couches with our roomates reading our books. It was a lovely relaxing night!

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Jul 25, 2007 - Sleepy Time

Once we left Glen Coe we made our way to Fort Augustus. This is where our Hostel is and it is located right on the southern tip of Loch Ness. When we got to the town we all went to this old mock house from the 17th century. It is the type of house that a highland family would have stayed in. They were not very big. The main room was about 10m by 4m. There were no chimneys and the ground was just dirt. It was a very filthy and unsanitary place to live. At night time they would bring in all their livestock to keep them safe! The average...

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Apr 26, 2007 - Loch Ness

Wednesday 26th. April 2007 Left Aviemore today and drove via Inverness and Loch Ness to Fort William. We had promised Karen a chance to "monster" watch at Loch Ness and sure enough there it was - a large, long necked monster tied to a post in a pool at the visitor centre. Ah well, at least it was there. Passed Urchart Castle then on to the Calidonian Canel before heading into Fort William. We were most surprised to see the size of one of the boats that passed through from Fort William to Inverness which causes a 30 minute delay on the...

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