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... in quality and presentation. The variety of menus we have been offered has been astonishing and even tonight when one of the choices was something Eric had already had, the difference in preparation and taste between England and Scotland was very noticeable.
We are off to Glasgow tomorrow so that is all for tonight folks. Until tomorrow, safe travels and happy memories to all!
When I was in Gairloch for the first time back in April I was introduced to the delights of 2 Lochs Radio by Jeremy Fenton and Roger Wightman. The two lochs in question are Loch Ewe and Loch Gairloch. Earlier in the week Jeremy had been in the studio recording an item for broadcast. He mentioned my visit and it was suggested that I might be interviewed during one of their shows. Friday would not be possible because I had to leave early so ...
... job in 1974. In those pre-VCR days the cutting edge of audio-visual technology was a filmstrip-audio cassette combination. And one I used frequently was set in Torridon so many of the place names were already familiar to me.
I was only at sea level briefly as the path climbed steeply again behind Diabaig. Jeremy had warned me that it might be elusive so I persevered and soon found my way up via a gully. The peninsula between Diabaig and Inveralligin consists mainly ...
... and headed down to the sea, following the shoreline along to the next township, Big Sand. Big Sand does have a beach but is big in name only.
Reaching Gairloch I took advantage of the proximity of Jeremy's house and went up the hill to have a relaxing lunch and a pot of tea.
Leaving Gairloch I was able to walk along the beach, past the golf course and round a headland ...
... Single Malt. The barley is grown right there on the Black Isle, water is from the local White Burn, and the barley is malted on site. What's not to love?
Next stop, Rogie Falls on the Black Water River in Torrachilty Forest. This is the starting point for a number or hiking trails. We enjoyed the dark rushing water and the bridge overlook...only 5 people allowed on at once :)
We went farther down ...
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