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Travel Blogs from Inverness
Hark, when the night is falling,
Hear, hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling down through the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping
Now feel the blood a-leaping
High as the spirits of the old Highland men.
-"Scotland the Brave"
We have completed The Great Glen Way!!! There are various distances …
We have completed The Great Glen Way! Very tough on our feet but we made it. We have a slow internet connection here so I will post later. Just wanted to let you know we are alive- didn't know if I would be saying that yesterday when we were LOST on the trail for two hours!!! now we begin a much needed vacation!
From Oban ......diagonally north east across Scotland, through Inverness, into the REAL Highlands, and up to Dornoch where we lived 1957-1965. Quite a long trip by UK standards. I'll never know how our parents survived the one-day drive each summer from Dornoch down to Skipness in Kintyre .....sometimes towing a caravan, and transporting a dog, two ...
... from all around the world, it was a bit depressing to see so many animals stuffed & mounted - a real eye opener. After that we went and looked around the castle - like a lot of places you aren't allowed to take photos inside, they want you to buy the book ( and we did ). The castle is still owned by the family, that shows how much money is still in the family, normally they hand the properties over to the national trust because they can't afford to keep running them
I took a paid Rabbies two day tour up to Inverness and back after Glasgow. There was a lot of beautiful scenery and stops along the way.
We went on a short hike at one of the first stops to where a few of the tallest trees in the UK, it's hard to see in the photos but the trees are absolutely massive, the tallest ones being over 200ft ...