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... 62, 77); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15.3599996566772px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(219, 237, 254);">We stopped in at the Falls of Duchart, a section of larger rapids in the river we had been following. Viewing from an old stone bridge, the falls were great, particularly due to the rain.
... gulls wheel and mew and survey their territory, white wings soaring joyously, defying both gravity and the passing of the seasons.
I go up to the cemetery with some blazing fuchsia cut from the garden and spend a little time there peacefully, the happy ghosts of past outings populating the scenery around me. Driving slowly home, I know that I am in the right place and even though things will never be the same again,
life can still be good.
... and the main road was fairly quiet we decided to take the shorter, quicker route. Some major roadworks and a bit of a headwind aside we made good progress. At Melfort I saw a sigh to Melfort Pier which I decided would make a good scenic point to have a snack. Well, it was further along the side road than I expected (it seemed to go on for ages) and then the pier itself seemed to be hidden deep inside a sort of gated community of holiday houses. It was far ...
... to Tarbert was easy enough - fast roads again with only a slight slow down for some roadworks which we had to negotiate in convoy behind a 'pace vehicle'. The only thing that separates the 'islands' of Lewis and Harris is a range of high hills, so it wasn't long before we were dropping down the other side. Perhaps because they don't have so many articulated trucks, the Hebridean roads sometimes take a very literal approach to crossing hills, going straight up and down at some ...
... of seabirds. As we didn't get going until almost 3pm, we didn't get to Tarbert until right at 6pm. Tarbert is a small harbor town with no hostel, but a few hotels. Surprisingly, the first two we tried we full. So, we ended up in the priciest one of the lot - The Victoria Hotel. 80 pounds a night ($128)! Way over our self-imposed maximum of $90/night. And normally, we go for the ...