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Sep 7, 2014 - Up the highlands

Internet connection is not the best so no photos today. Left Edinburgh to Pitlochry. Some toured Blair Castle but we walked all thru the village of Pitlochry. Great counter lunch of soup and sandwich. Up the highlands thru Rannoch moors to Laggan to our hotel where we are the only patrons. Wonderful western view of the highlands. Here for two nights. Check out www.laggangaskmorehotel.co.uk.

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Europe 2014

Aug 11, 2014 - Gairlochy to North Laggan

Our 22kms route today took us along the north shore of Loch Lochy, which is said to be inhabited by a monster known as "Lizzie", no doubt a relation of "Nessie". This is essentially Cameron country, and land around Achnacary was/is used as a training ground for Commandos. We came across a Dutch barge near the end of the walk where we stopped for refreshments. The chef of this cosy floating inn is well known for issuing a challenge to his customers: To eat a the contents of a dish made out of the 5 hottest chillies within 15 minutes, with an...

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Aug 11, 2014 - Gairlochy to South Laggan

Distance 19 kms, finish late afternoon. We are all driven back to Gairlochy to resume the trail but take a short diversion to a beacon which affords a beautiful view along the length of the loch. Unfortunately, it is still raining so we set off in wet weather gear and pack covers. We walk along the edge of Loch Lochy to Achnacarry the Clan Cameron Museum but given the weather, and despite the possibility of a café a kilometre of the route, we choose to push on to Clunes in the hope there are facilities there – ultimately disappointed. We...

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Aug 11, 2007 - Distillery Tour - or not...

Saturday we headed off for the Speyside region with every intention of covering the distilleries. However, with weather and the Scottish reluctance to have decent opening hours meant that we didn't get to one. It rained all day and although it was a beautiful drive up through the Cairngorns, by the time we arrived just on 3:30pm, the distilleries were all closing. What's with the 4pm closing in summer when it stays light til 10pm? I don't get it! To be honest, we made it in enough time to go see the Glenfiddich distillery but I refuse to go...

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