Ben Bhraggie Hotel
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... Olive and Harry, who you met in the Glasgow entry provided more interesting info about the models used for the Kelpies, thanks to their daughter Heather -
"Heather wanted me to tell you about the 'models'. The one with head down is Baron - now retired and with arthritis. The other is Duke. They are owned by Glasgow City Council and are kept in Pollock Park. Every 6 weeks, they can be ...
Today we drove from Dingwall (north of Inverness) to the Isle of Skye with a few stops at Loch Ness. The trip was beautiful but pretty slow in some places especially when we were behind a large hay truck on single lane road.
... 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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