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Last week there was snow on the mountains and the views from the house were fantastic. Also had some brilliant sunsets here as well.
We will be adding lots of pictures of our adventure and sharing some of the highlights. Just need to get packing now! ...
... has booked & because it was through a 3rd party the tour went ahead. My guide called it the VIP tour haha. He was fantastic and we had a great day exploring. On our way back we stopped at this famous little bakery that sells gingerbread only. It was delicious!
The rest of my time I wandered about, sat in the hostel cafe and watched the lake. Ah the serenity.
I would love to return in the summer and go hiking as the locals ...
Drove down several motorways from Stirling to Dumfries. Then to Caerlaverock Castle.
What a contrast from Stirling yesterday!
Caerlaverock is the ancient seat of the MAXWELL family and now no more than a splendid ruin in an idyllic settling. Fiona and Rowan had been there in 2006. Situated almost on the sea, south of Dumfries, surrounded by a moat, it was fantastic to wander through the ruin and imagine John's distant ancestors living there! Built in ...
... bigger in real life than it does on the internet. Dinner in a pub and an early night ready for the next day. --- The morning of the climb was clear. There were clouds just touching the very top of Skiddaw but I was hoping they would burn off by the time I got up to the top. Setting off around 9am it was an easy walk out of the town to find the trail that would take me up to the car park where most others start from. The way was steep and muddy due to the forestry works ...
... year and I thought was the highlight of the evening. Then on the final night we were piped into dinner by a guy in full regalia and then had a (mercifully) short 15 minutes of piping before our meal. I have come to the conclusion that whilst I like the bag pipes, they are best heard outdoors.
Over one meal I was talking to someone from Annan and they told me of a farming and countryside store near Dumfries which had a good selection of wellies so the the 'great ...