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... train going about 20 miles an hour most of the way!!!!
But we finally got there, and are glad we did. THIS castle had the extra royal connection to make the stories and pictures just that much more interesting. The Queen Mother was born here - part of the Strathmore family, who have owned Glamis for 19 generations. The QM was raised at Glamis and her daughter, Princess Margaret was born there. ...
... The sea haar has lifted; an I can see the wrestlers. He has got him on his back... Oh my what a fine example of wresting’ he suddenly exclaimed whilst mid statement regarding the Heavy Weight for Distance event. Highland Games are traditional games that have been played each summer for hundreds of years. Initially they were developed by wealthy landlords and monarchy to see which men were the strongest, fastest and most able. ...
... the chinese "Hongfu" noodle bar we dined in.
We spent a day wandering the city and soaking up the atmosphere of a town preparing for one of the world’s largest festivals and for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II.
We were advised to take the picturesque Fife Coastal Road north from Edinburgh to Aberdeenshire instead of the motorway. This pretty scenic drive is lovely ...
... some snow patches to cross, and thence to the rocky summit and spectacular cliffs. As we enjoyed the summit views there was a roar of a plane and we were treated to the sight of an RAF typhoon flashing down below us in the Lairig Ghru! We met the rest of the party as we started our descent, and enjoyed their company for some of the descent as a few clouds bubbled up and the wind increased.
A great day to end an excellent week
125 tour of Scotland
In November 2013 the weather forecasters warned us that we were going to encounter the coldest winter in living memory and that we should all prepare for the worst. Of course me as a true biker normally simply just takes whatever weather is thrown at me and heads off into the snow or rain or whatever on my two wheels.
However, listening to the forecasters and thinking it was going to be a freezing winter with loads of ...