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I had read about this new art installation near Falkirk called the Kelpies so on our way to the Lake District we took a detour to see them. As it is new, it is probably the worst signed thing we have ever tried to find. It is frustrating to be able to see the 30 meter high structures and not find the way in but we persevered
"The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming ...
... to take pictures and admire the views. At each stop was other rabbies tour busses also on the way to Loch ness. We also made a stop at Slate town for a toilet break.
Soon we arrived in Loch ness. There was time for a quick walk before we went on an optional cruise. I ate my lunch, walked around the town, had a look at some souviners and then headed over to the ship/ boat. This tour only got us to Loch ness, but gave the option of doing a lake cruise as well as the time ...
... the current Duke maintains a very low profile....and there have even been recent attempts to topple and deface the nearby imposing memorial to an earlier D of S.
Now I understand why we rarely visited this castle when we lived here....but we put our social conscience briefly to one side and contributed ...
... a really good talk about how he trains the birds and the birds obligingly give us a fine demonstration. We see eagle hawk, peregrine falcon and another variety of falcon - we have forgotten already :-( Each performs beautifully for the falconer and us, the admiring audience. The birds swoop and pounce on their prey. One from the ground, another taking it from the lure which the falconer is swinging round on a rope and the third swoops in and catches ...
... an interior that is "stunning and an experience in its own right" - well I couldn't disagree with that. My fish and chips were excellent and as in Golspie the night before the place was very busy.
Total distance covered 18.7 miles - my left foot was still feeling the effects of blisters but hadn't hindered my progress.
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