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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... some memorable meals, both at home and out.
The almost unbroken good weather meant that the regular task list expanded to include watering the garden and washing the car - housekeeping chores usually taken care of by nature up here. The former task did usually make it into action but the latter did not, and my poor car is looking very dusty indeed after four months of running about discovering new places and revisiting old favourites. And there ...
In the morning we had a look around Rothesay and then took an open top bus tour round the island of Bute. It only took an hour and a quarter. Bute became very popular with holiday makers from Glasgow in Victorian times. Though in recent years it has fallen out if favour for the Costa Dell Sol, its natural beauty and the Victorian toilets remain.
... through the village, visiting the church and graveyard with stones dating all the way back to the times when the Vikings were in Scotland. We then went through the Trossachs area of lochs (lakes) and mountains with a stop at a scenic area for tasting the various types of Scotch whisky (before lunch!). Interestingly I found the most expensive Scotch to be horrible! It smelled and tasted like burnt wood, in my opinion. ...
... however I spotted a school group headed for the museum so Geoff, Liam and Rachel soon hurried out and we got to the museum just ahead of the group. We have learnt to get ahead of the school groups otherwise it's a nightmare.
The museum is quite small but interesting, it's where Captain Cook did his apprenticeship. It doesn't say a lot about NZ but at least we appear on the maps. To be honest I think a lot of it was over Rachel and ...
Moving north from Cumbria we crossed the border into Scotland for the very first time! We pulled into Glasgow for the day and unfortunately were rained out (literally...a complete downpour left us hovering under cover for most of the afternoon). Although our time in Glasgow was short and wet, it seemed liked a really nice city and comes highly recommended for at least a few nights ...