Auchlea Bed and Breakfast
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SO this weekend was crazy. Got up at 4 am Friday to jet off to Scotland both to see my wonderful roommates and best friends Isabel and Emily and to casually attend a ball in Emily's hometown, Angus. This was my first Ryan Air experience, which is important because its the most ridiculous way to travel. 1. They don't have seat assignments, so when everyone started literally running on the tarmac from the terminal exit to the plane, I was a ...
... quite rapidly from Edinburgh. We encountered some Scottish mist, and a little rain. Quite beautiful landscape, with some heavily forested parts, bare hills and rock, lots of sheep and some cattle - and of course lakes and beautiful clear rivers. Lots of dry stone walls and farmers turning hay, baling and ploughing their paddocks. Reminds me of many happy times on my grandparents farm in ...
... the harbour, that we immediately booked ourselves in for two nights, and were taken up to Room 1A, with a splendid four-poster, by the lovely young manager, Jennie. And came down and had our tea in the lounge anyway.
That settled, we set off to have our usual cheese-and-tomato sandwiches (today rather superior organic cheese bought on the way to Stoer yesterday) seated in a bench overlooking the loch; on the bench beside us was an older Scottish couple who travel in Scotland ...
... for its time...ie the late 50s, as it was splitlevel to take advantage of the steeply sloped site, which at the time looked straight over fields to the golf course and the Dornoch Firth. Now there are houses in those fields, but it still has great views and has only changed hands twice since we left. I ...
... the people driven from the land their families had farmed for hundreds of years, cleared for sheep farming. Only Al had ever been to Scotland before so we enjoyed exploring the countryside of north Scotland, craggy mountains, green pastures, picturesque cottages, firths, lochs and seascapes. As often as we could we took a ramble through forests and moors sometimes seeing castles, ancient cairns or brochs (prehistoric homes) along the way. Sampling ...
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