Ben Bhraggie Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Golspie
... of Skye and the ferry to get back to Mallaig, where we had lunch.On the Isle we went to the Clan Donald centre but could not stay long as we needed to catch the ferry. Journey back to hotel was via Fort William , where we lunched yesterday, past Ben Nevis but today we stopped at the Commando memorial, very moving , set in a spectacular place.
... 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 ...
... into flames like a Catherine wheel.
The village consists of a long street which I followed down to a small harbour, returning to the road across farmland, a brief respite from the traffic.
A little further on is Latheron and here the A9 turns inland while the coast road becomes the A99. I had hoped this might mean fewer vehicles. If this was the case it was modest at best.
The largest settlement of the day was ...
... 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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