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The weather forecast for Friday was not good - the morning promised very high winds and by two o’clock in the afternoon rain was forecast - so we decided to do our planned “outside” tourist attraction first and visit the inside attraction after that.
We drove down the side of Loch Ness to the site of Urquhart Castle, the castle ruins that frequently appear in documentaries about the Loch Ness Monster. Before we left the visitor centre we watched ...
... the next week is not promising and the rain starts while we are preparing the cars. Most hoods go up and are likely to remain that way for our time in Scotland.
Shortly after leaving Wetheral we cross into Scotland at Gretna and, keeping to B roads, follow the Solway Forth to Dumfries. We then head west into the Galloway Forest, through Newton Stewart to Straiton.
We detour from the recommended route for a side trip to Prestwick ...
... to a famous sight called the fairy pools.
We arrived in Drumnadrochit late afternoon and jumped on a boat. Drumnadrochit is most famous as being the town for Loch Ness monster hunters. We took a boat cruise in the loch on a boat with sonar and other 'searching' equipment in case we came across the monster. Of course no monster was found, but we did learn some interesting monster facts. For example, the loch is 230m deep and is the largest lake in ...
... in St Kilda and bought a nice scarf. (St Kilda is a setting in our spy novels, so had to stop there.). Dunvegan is claimed to be the oldest castle where the family is still in residence. They have a fabulous Clan "tree" that goes back to the first Tormond in 1290. Wow. Lots of history in these parts. And when you think how far away they are: it's no wonder the "lowlanders" left the "highlanders" alone--theyre too far away and it's too cold. ...
... camped on a local gas station.
Way back home; Day 4 (Sunday).
Bad day, as every Sunday - no lorries, full cars. Few "deutsche PKW" and I'm updating this blog from a Tankstelle (ger. gas station) near Munich. Soon I set up a tent here too.
Way back home; Day 5.
Quite interesting. I made it to Kirchenschoering - village of my destiny where I have bought the best shoes my feet have ever wore - Meindl. Enough to mention ...
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