Abbot's Brae Hotel
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A day in the rain in Dunoon!
I'll be coming home saying "aye" being around my family for 3 days.
A day spent visiting my Aunty Jean, getting lots of old stories and looking at old photos.
We did manage a walk down the main street of Dunoon but only a hardware store ...
... long walk. The sign posts for the walk were intermittent, at a bridge we needed to get off the track, find a road and cross over a stile into a field. Eventually we located all of these things, only to find that the gate the opposite side was padlocked shut, so with weary feet and backpacks that seemed heavier by the step we climbed over wondering how much further it could possibly be. How could our fitness ...
... It's a fascinating display.
In the main section, the perimeter is given up to a madcap, rather eccentric brief overview of life, the universe and everything - based largely, I suspect, on Hunter's collection. So there are stuffed thylacines! dinosaur leg bones! mineral samples! and the biggest collection of birds' nests you have ever imagined (should you ever have even thought about such a thing) let alone seen. A lot of space and effort was devoted to weavers' ...
Woke-up and having finished with all that we felt we needed to see, we drove towards Belfast on a rainy, gloomy day. Intending to avoid Belfast, we skirted around it and entered Larne where we could catch a ferry into (), Scotland.
It went remarkably easy (I guess something has to be!) and we crossed into Scotland within a couple of hours.
We drove North up the Coast, through () and an unexpectedly beautiful coastline rivalling the ...
... hot chocolate before finally heading in to see the huge, stone, castle sitting on the cliffs over the water. We took over an hour wandering through the big castle with its many bedrooms, drawing rooms (which are names so as they are used for withdrawing into, rather than drawing it…), wardrobe, dressing room, dining rooms, armoury etc etc while ...