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... the gardens filled with relaxing observers. We were so fortunate to witness the Scottish 100th Anniversary World War 1 commemoration march of all the military defence regiments down the Royal Mile.It was thrilling and emotionally moving to see all that pride on display to the sound of bagpipes and brass bands and full Scottish regalia. We would have loved more time for highland walks and ...
... it right on the first try.
We made it to the station and filled up even through the tank was down less that one fourth of the way. Again, we were able to fill the tank without prepaying and without using a credit card in the pump. When Philip went in to pay after pumping the gas, the clerk also sold him a voucher to use at the air compressor so we didn't need coins to make it work. We used the pressure gauge that was on the air hose ...
... were in cold wind and cloud. However as we descended to the Window things started to clear, and we had good views from the high summit plateau and all around us from the summit of Creag Meagaidh. We descended back to the Window, and down the steep snow slope to the lake. (was it an arctic char we saw rising?) The descent down the valley was excellent and we got back to the car after 8+1/2 lovely ...
... on this part. There are 2 summits so we visited both (it'd be a travesty not to have visited the 'right one'),
before descending through a short squall on the descent before crossing the boggy Col at 600m, ready to start the ascent up Beinn a Chaorainn. We had good views over loch Treig at this point,
the grey corries and Aonoch mor and Beag.
However we watched them disappear ...
... curry and the wonderfully English (again) trifle for dessert, it was a lovely end to a lovely day and we made our nest in the beautifully fitted out guest suite and slept well!
The next morning it was onwards for more visiting. Breakfasted and with the dog walked, we were taken to the Gateshead Quays, to see the bridges and the Sage. We even made sure to walk across the Millenium Bridge so that Valerie could say that she's been to Newcastle too :-) The sun shone and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMoorings Hotel Chester-le-Street
The staff was great. The bar lively with good food (and cute bartenders). The breakfast was good. I could not say anything bad -- it was worth every penny.
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