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Jul 16, 2019 - Scotland: Plockton - then over the sea to Skye

After a very relaxing weekend we bid farewell to our Scottish friends, Cliff and Catriona and continued our journey to the West Coast of Scotland. We headed for Plockton, "the jewel of the Highlands" which sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron, in the Highlands of Scotland. As it faces east, away from the prevailing winds, which together with the North Atlantic Drift gives it a mild climate allowing the Cordyline Australis palm to prosper. So we felt at home with all the cordylines around. We've been here in...

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Sep 21, 2014 - Isle of Skye

Our last day in Plockton was lovely, and in view of forecasted weather conditions for the next few days, we decided to drive to the Isle of Skye and do the southern part of the island whilst the weather was good. And guess what? We found the Bridge to Skye, something that was not there in 1978, and something we had no idea was there a few days ago, due to mist and fog. We could also see that an island was on the other side of the bridge. Crossing the bridge we thought we were back in civilisation.....with a two lane highway with no need to...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Gairloch to Plockton

We left Gairloch in beautiful sunshine travelling along the banks of Loch Maree to Grudie Bridge and the Woodlands of Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve at the base of Slioch, a majestic mountain. The woods contain beautiful batches of the increasingly rare Scottish Pine. We then proceeded South to Kinlochewe at the far end of Loch Maree before turning south westerly for Torridon, Loch Torridon and the lovely village of Shieldag. This trip was in the shadow of the enormous Torridon Range, the biggest Munro (mountain) of which is Liathach, a true...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Plockton

This was the day of the Yes/No vote for/against Scottish Independence. The Yes's were much more vocal than the No's, but the quieter ones won. Our B&B is beautifully located overlooking Loch Carron with a lawned area in front providing for lazy sunset drinks. We headed to the Plockton Inn for delicious seafood, before joining the crowds in the bar to listen to 9 musicians playing local music. Having such a good time (spending money), had to make a trip to Kyle of Lochashe to find an ATM. This was about the only thing we could find there, as...

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Sep 28, 2008 - Road Trip UK - Part 2

Off we head over to Plockton (where Hamish MacBeth was made - and which is used still for tv shows - some BBC wankers stayed at the same hotel as us). Landscape along the way was beautiful - just as you would expect of the Highlands of Scotland. We stopped at Eilean Donan Castle which you would have seen in movies/tv etc. Drove up a one-car road for about 5 miles to arrive at Plockton which was absolutely gorgeous. Walked around the area and checked into the Haven Hotel (after getting directions from the local shop run by a blind man - and...

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Jul 7, 2004 - Plockton

Ah Plockton. Such a great place. It's where Hamish MacBeth was filmed (yeah, I've never seen it either, but Lydia seems to like it). But the town is gorgeous and quiet and we had the best B&B landlady ever. Her name is Alice and she is our newly adopted grandmother. She said that I reminded her of Baby Spice and called me Emma. Lisa got scolded for not eating her breakfast (both mornings) and trying to hide it under her napkin. We loved her and Plockton so much that we had to stay for an extra night. The first day we got there we went to...

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