The Royal an Lochan
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A day in the rain in Dunoon!
I'll be coming home saying "aye" being around my family for 3 days.
A day spent visiting my Aunty Jean, getting lots of old stories and looking at old photos.
We did manage a walk down the main street of Dunoon but only a hardware store ...
... through the Highlands, the scenery is amazing. We have lost count of the number of lochs we have skirted today, and we travelled through Glen Croe, Glen Aray, Glen Lochy, Glen Orchy, Glen Coe and into Glen Moriston. We had heard that Glen Coe was beautiful, but it seemed like there was another jaw-dropping photo opportunity around every corner. The Highlands are a dramatic, rugged (but green) blend of the fiords of Milford Sound, ...
We popped into the Dumfries township this morning but got beaten back by a shower of rain, so after passing through Castle Douglas (a lovely little town with a refreshingly encouraging attitude to parking), we found the Threave Estate. We had a lovely walk around the banks of the River Dee, where there are a number of hides set up for watching the wildlife, and we saw an osprey nest, where a breeding pair have hatched ...
... Glen, an area containing several very important Neolithic monuments, with a Museum of Ancient Sites nearby, so we thought that might be an interesting thing to do. But first, we planned to go along a nearby road marked as being scenic on our map, to find somewhere to have our late lunch (having been able to buy bread and butter to go with our cheese and tomatoes at the petrol station.)
It so happened that our planned route followed the line ...
... of diversions to the route and signed the guest book. The last person to sign it was on 19th October 2012, so I wasn't expecting to see anyone today. Heading to the start which is an obelisk on the high street, looking around there were a lot of elderly people but I managed to stop a ginger haired as I thought he would be able to work a digital camera. Snap! I was on my way at 08:15 The walk out of town was through some parkland following a little stream which seemed ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed