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Sep 7, 2019 - Day 25. Saturday. 7/9/2019. Inverness - Eilean Donna Castle

Day 25. Saturday. 7/9/2019. Inverness We walked to the station and joined the train to Kyle of Lochalsh, a journey made all the more comfortable for us by facing forward. Some had to face backwards. The scenery was outstanding, and we were fortunate to be sitting on the right side of the train for the best views. Sometimes one can be lucky! We passed through the Scottish Highlands and lochs from east coast to west, seeing sheep, llamas, deer and passing through the village of Plockton which we visited in 1998 and where the TV series Hamish...

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Sep 6, 2019 - Day 24. Friday. 6/9/2019. Inverness

Day 24. Friday. 6/9/2019. Inverness. Our day started with a cruise on Loch Ness. It was absolutely freezing as we waiting on the small wharf for the catamaran to appear on the choppy water. I sat up top with the wind cutting through me - not risking sitting in the closed area with the food smells! I’d rather the freeze than the alternative!! Sitting on my own, I was soon surrounded by ancient - well, maybe just very old, French ladies, who were so sweet. We did a lot of smiling at each other, which was a distraction for me. Ian came up soon...

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Sep 5, 2019 - Day 23. Thursday. 5/9/2019. Ballachulish to Inverness

Day 23. Thursday. 5/9/2019. Ballachulish to Inverness. The day looks promising weather wise. Lazy morning then after checkout we went to Fort William and had a couple of hours to fill in there due to afternoon departure of train. The morning train was booked out which was unfortunate, as it meant that we didn’t arrive at Inverness till 8pm after a long day, and then we had to have dinner. We travelled on the Jacobite Steam Train, made famous by its appearance in Harry Potter films. We climbed into the mountains which are spectacular,...

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Jun 13, 2019 - Nessies' backyard

13 June – Thursday We arrive in Holyhead soon after midnight, three and a half hours after departing Dublin, and have to wait some time to disembark. A bus is down on the vehicle deck for us, to take us to the ferry station, which is next door to the railway station. It is quite a long drive to the station, and there is not many on the bus. We expect to be collecting our luggage from the carousel, but they just left them all in a pile inside the entrance. Obviously not worth cranking the machine up for just a few. Immigration is very...

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Jul 30, 2018 - Day 9 - Oops....We Did It Again....or, An Ear Full Of Cider

We left Ballater for Inverness today. We’re staying in Inverness for one night, but the real destination today in the Culloden Battlefield Memorial. It is, as the title implies, a memorial to the thousands who lost their lives in the Battle of Culloden, the most significant military battle in Scotland’s history. There is a visitor’s center and a museum, but for the most part, the battlefield itself is the memorial. There are footpaths, and there are flags that denote the positions of each of the opposing sides, along with memorials to each...

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Jun 24, 2018 - Nessie where are you?

June 24, Sunday Today we are venturing into the highlands of Scotland while hoping to catch a glimpse of the Lockness monster, Nessie. Of course we were told that the best day to see her is tomorrow. We are following the “Firth” finger of water to the Lockness Lake and another castle. Then are many signs along the way with the name Robertson on them. Lots of flowers everywhere for the Britain in bloom contest. There is still some snow on the mountains. The bus driver is vigilant about deer running into the road. They have no natural...

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Jun 19, 2018 - Day 26

We had a lazy day today which was nice (gave the driver a well deserved break). We caught the train to Muir of Ord to the Glen Ord Whiskey Distillery. We are not whiskey drinkers but when in Rome?.... Scotland. We did a tour of the distillery then a tasting. Just confirmed that I definitely don’t like Scotch :( We then got off the train at a little village called Beauly and had some lunch. Caught the train back to Inverness and as it was cold and miserable we just put the heater on and watched TV. We went out about 8.30pm and found a pub...

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The PJs On Tour

Jun 19, 2018 - Day 25

A nice easy drive today from Oban to Inverness. We stopped at the Commander Memorial which was very touching and Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness. We are staying in a lovely self contained town house in Inverness for 3 nights. The weather has been ok - chilly at 12 degrees and sunny one minute, drizzly the next.

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The PJs On Tour

May 13, 2018 - Inverness

Set off from Edinburgh early heading to st Andrews. We crossed the Firth of Forth on our way to st Andrews, again beautiful scenery. Wandered around the golf course and the West Sands beach where the opening scenes from chariots of Fire were filmed. Let’s not forget that St Andrews University was were William met Kate... so sweet!! Then on to Pitlochry, the Highlands are different and very picturesque .. we visited the Blair castle, I know if you’ve seen one castle you’ve seen them all!! But is was very fascinating dating back to the 1300 s...

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 6, 2018 - Portsoy to Inverness

Under a marine cloudy sky, we headed first to Cullen, a picturesque fishing town with arched bridges, a sandy beach sprinkled in places with rock on a gently curved bay Buildings as before faced the sea with the narrow side. Lots of B & B's and small hotels edged the main street. A campground sat on the curve of the beach. From here we went back to A98 and followed it through farmland to B9018. This we followed to Keith. In places we saw small distilleries that were closed. At Keith we took B9014 along the railroad to Duftown and...

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May 28, 2017 - Inverness

Saturday May 27 The day started out sunny again for our ferry ride back to the mainland. We got to the terminal in time to walk around the little town for a while before boarding. It was another smooth ride, and mild enough to sit out on deck and enjoy the sunshine. Once in Thurso we headed south toward Inverness. As we traveled through the eastern area, scenery was much different. There were many more trees, and the fields were quite lush. It looks like much easier land to farm than in the western highlands. There are plenty of windmills...

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May 17, 2017 - Whisky plus

Last night we had a tour around some areas of Inverness with a local guide who was able to tell us more about the history and stories of various venues. Inverness is a lovely city of about 58,000 people and is the capital of the Highlands with a University and a teaching hospital. It's main shopping area is compact and easy to get around. The many church spires had me intrigued and out guide commented that over the years there has been every type of Protestant Church springing from the Presbyterian tradition but with slight doctrinal...

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