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... were completely full. Eventually we gave up and took the owner's advice and booked a bunkhouse in the coastal village of Plockton, a place we'd never heard of.
We spent the day driving and admiring the scenery. There is a town on the way, where they trained the commandos of World War II and perched atop a huge mountain is a big statue of three men standing as a memorial to those who lost their lives. It's an amazing location because they are looking out over an ...
... style partnered dance that could change to having many partners and splitting of into different directions and the band leader calls it all out so that things don't get too out of hand. It was really really good fun and the speeds at which we all flung around left me feeling very sore at the end of the night. Midnight came around before we knew it and Holly and I had made several new friends and had way too much fun in the process. One interesting thing I found ...
... to expect. It was listed as a must see, and I assumed it was some ancient water wheel or such. In reality, it is a singularly unique -- and completely modern -- lock system, linking the main canals between Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Rather than have a long series of stair-stepped locks, the wheel system is just that -- a huge wheel, with two identical boat slips on 180-degree ends of a huge wheel. A barge or canal boat ...
... take away pizza and watch a movie in our hostel lounge.
Fortunately, there was a family owned Italian restaurant next door to the hostel. The hostel's front stoop might not have felt very welcoming, but the lounge area was comfortable and the hostel staff -- young travelers working a few hours a day for free room -- were all quite friendly. It was a restful evening, even if getting up off the couch was a wee bit painful.
... about William Wallace himself, which I found very fascinating. I absolutely love the movie Braveheart, and it was very interesting to learn all the REAL history. lol, while it makes a good movie... it's completely inaccurate the ENTIRE way through. I was aware of some of the historical inaccuracies ahead of time, but Mel Gibson just made up entire battles, screwed up dates, screwed up peoples' characters, and ...
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