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When I got to Ft. Augustus it was very clear it was a tourist town. I arrived in my hitchhiker vehicle and had him drop me off in the center of town. It was still raining and I was very wet and cold and hungry. I looked around for a suitable lunch spot, took a couple of pictures of the locks and made a decision to have lunch at the Neuk. It looked …
Sunday 16th September 2012
Macclesfield to Fort William
Daily total: 335 miles
A lot of miles to get through today, so a swift start. Elevenses found us at Tebay services near Shap and from there we just hammered on, through Glasgow, past Loch Lomond and right up to Crianlarich before …
A nice trip/trek after a long time... a two day window of relaxation and in a sense, meditation..
This time, I was fortunate to cover few of the most scenic places in Scotland...
- Loch Lomond
- Trossachs (The Highlands)
- Stirling Castle
- Fort William
- Ben Nevis (highest mountain in UK)
... We dropped the car back at our accommodation and at midday we walked to the train station to catch a train to Mallaig for the 84 mile round trip to this coastal fishing village which is also the location of the car ferry terminal to Skye. There are 2 options for a train to Mallaig, one being a steam train (used in the Harry Potter films) and the other being the local diesel train. Not being ...
... extended by the need for regular stops to take the obligatory photos. At one of our roadside stops we came across a place where people pile up rocks in memory of their visit. It has created a very unusual site. Our first major stop was always going to be Eilean Donan Castle, probably the most recognisable castle in Scotland. Scenes from the 'Highlander' movie were set here. Perched on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Isle of Skye, this castle has been beautifully restored ...
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Quite a nice room, courteous staff, good breakfast - a bit too much fat for my taste. Tried haggis for the first time. I got to the breakfast buffet close to the end of service and the eggs were a bit rubbery, my fault for waiting so long. The fruit was watermelon, grapefruit, and plums. Hot buffet included all manner of sausages, ham, bacon, and other meats; including haggis. They had potato 'scones', very like the potato wedges you get at McDonald's. Check out time was 11, gave me time for a little nap.
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