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Travel Blogs from Lochgilphead
... electrician open on a Sunday!
Forgot to say I've tasted haggis whilst here and enjoyed it.
Also tasted clootie dumpling.
Leaving Dunoon having met 3/4 of the family so a great trip.
Bags need to be repacked, off on the ferry tomorrow morning to Glasgow
... a long sea inlet not a freshwater lake, and they are renowned for their oysters, which of course go down better with a glass of champagne. So what's a girl to do? Geoff and Jo joined us, and between us, apart from the oysters, we had chowder, scallops, squid, 3 types of smoked salmon, lemon sole and salmon fishcakes. Not a bad effort! We also bought a few goodies from the deli on site.
... a number of lochs on the way. We did a circuit down to the Heads of Ayr, and got all the way down to Culzean Castle, the Scottish National Trust's flagship property, only to find we had arrived 5 minutes before it was to close for the day at 4pm! We bypassed Ayr and took the coast road northwards.
Now that we have got into Scotland, there are relatively few Britstops around. ...
Monday 11th November
We had a long day's drive ahead with a stop at Hadrian's Wall along the way. First we cleaned and packed and left by 9:30. The countryside was a lot sparser now. A few farmhouses but mostly fields and sheep. As we neared Hadrian’s Wall the landscape was becoming more rugged. It was a cold and rainy day so the grey skies made the outlook quite dramatic.
There are many spots to see Hadrian’s Wall as it is quite a long wall. We ...
Almost no family today, although the Munros would have known this area. I also noticed yesterday that there is a Lake Glashan not far from Lochgilphead. Mary Munro’s mother was Sarah Maglashan and also came from around here. At the beginning I have put the photo of Keillsbeg taken when it was getting dark. Now I know that is where Archibald Fletcher, and his wife, Mary, plus son, Archibald, were living just before he died in 1891. It is quite ...