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Aug 15, 2018 - Invergordon with Alan Mc as Guide

We got up early for our full day of exploring the Highlands of Scotland. The boat was docked a 25 minute walk from town and a shuttle bus took us down to the meeting place where Allan, our guide, met us. We had set up the tour to avoid the run of the mill stops like Loch Ness and the fabled monster. We stopped for a photo opportunity at Dornoch Firth and looked across to a monument erected by the victor in one of the many the conflicts between Scotland and England. Dornoch Cathedral in the town of Dornoch came next. Its giant organ is far...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Invergordon

Sunday July 26 Today started as a very relaxing day. Everyone ate breakfast together and then went their separate ways: Alisdair to the greenhouse; Philomena to do some work on her computer; Cathel amused himself on his computer and pottered around the house; Heather did the dishes, a small load of laundry and her diary; and Gary prepared more of our travel blog. It was a lovely sunny day and after lunch we took a walk in the woods behind the house. We walked for a mile or so to a small loch where a pair of Red-throated Divers (a bird...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Invergordon

Friday July 24 After breakfast, Philomena took us for a day in Dornoch. We walked around the pretty village, visited the Links Museum which we thought would be golf related, but in fact was a general museum about the various transportation, industrial, agricultural and social 'links' in the local history. It was a very good museum given its size, and did include a small replica workshop of a golf club maker in years past! We stopped for a morning coffee then went into the cathedral, or what tiny part of it had been restored. We visited the...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Pitlochry to near Invergordon

Thursday July 23 We had an early breakfast, paid our bill and were out of the B&B by 9:00 a.m. Before leaving Pitlochry, we went to the Heathergems workshop and saw how their jewellery was made. Gary bought Heather a bracelet for her birthday. Finally leaving Pitlochry, we drove on to Killiecrankie where we stopped at the visitor centre. Among other things, we watched the birds and red squirrels devouring seed and nuts put out for them (just like home!). We drove on towards Inverness, stopping at Aviemore where we bought a picnic lunch...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Invergordon, Scotland

July 6 Still completely fascinated with Scotland. Went with WOW Scotland tours today and the owner, Gordon, was our guide. We started early and first stopped in the lovely city of Inverness --Gordon's home city. Since today is Sunday, not many shops were open so we only spent about an hour here. We then drove to Loch Ness to see if we could spot the world-famous attraction....and surprise! Nessie was there! Got some great photos and couldn't believe the weather has been just about perfect for us. We had a little sprinkle but the sun came...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Invergordon, Scotland

Saturday, September 21 Somewhere in the North Sea sailing towards Invergordon with our clocks set an hour ahead Getting behind a bit and have to get caught up today at our day at sea. Invergordon, Scotland We arrived into the Moray Firth to dock at Invergordon. Invergordon is the port town while Inverness is a city about twenty minutes away of approximately 60,000 people. This area is a middle income area and very beautiful when you drive through it. On the East side of Scotland is the more fertile earth so more farming in this area....

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Aug 30, 2010 - Invergordon

We spent all day yesterday sailing north from Greenock to Invergordon. During both world wars Invergorden was an important deep water anchorage for the British fleet, but these days only the fuel storage tanks remain to remind us of that time. Today North Sea oil operations have helped to put this tiny town back on the map. Oil rigs are towed here by tugs to be repaired and renovated. The drab and gray town is enlivened by murals painted on many of the buildings and huge flower baskets. All the towns in Scotland are competing this summer...

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