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Travel Blogs from Rothesay
Today Nic was sick and I was sad so we stayed around and slept in and had some oat cakes and watched telly. We also planned the next leg of our journey and bought a coach pass. On Monday we will go to Glasgow and experience the city and hopefully the Glaswegian humour I have heard so much about. Tuesday is a travel day, going up The west coast into the highlands and stopping in at Fort William for a couple of hours before we head to Inverness. We will look around Inverness ...
... Wee token, wee minute etc
Laddy= man younger than another or anything really.. I even saw a whiskey called laddy 10
We saw an amazing punch bowl given to Duke of Argyll by queen Victoria I
* the current duchess of Argyll is a Cadbury descendant
*Whiskey!! The Scots are crazy for it!
*Seafood- as there's so much rainy therefore lots of lochs and LOTS of fresh seafood
*we got to watch a busker play bagpipes right up close.. ...
... centre then headed back into Rothesay for some shopping and just wandering around. We found a nice gallery which sold mostly Scottish artists work. There was a lovely painting but costs £900, so I settled on a greeting card by the same artist.
We had a late lunch, so decided to just have a glass of wine with cheese for dinner. ...
... and Balfron. Once you get off the main street, you realise that most is quite modern and that what you see driving through are the few remnants of the past. From reading local histories and doing yet more census research a picture is slowly building.
Rather gruesomely the name Balfron is said to have associations with mourning and one story is that the village children were taken by wolves while in the woods. Apparently centuries ago wolves abounded in this part ...
... we get to a designated campsite. Our options are to either backtrack a mile to a 50 meter area of grass already occupied by two German guys camping; or to try to make it 2 miles to the campsite with no facilities yet still costs to camp in, or the most viable: to camp in a seemingly empty field. My great idea led us to a field which cows had been grazing in. The deep, dried dirt hoof marks were everywhere making it very difficult to walk across with such weight on our ...