The Dower House
Travel Blogs from Muir of Ord
... br> Did you know the original gaelic word for whisky is usige ? (Try saying it out loud)
At the end of the tour we had a wee dram of the 12 year old Tomatin. It wasn't bad, but not a patch on the Glenlivet or Glenfiddich.
From the distillery we headed to the Loch for the cruise. To get there we passed through the outskirts of Inverness. And past the turn off for Cawdor castle. (we will get there after all this band stuff is over).
There was ...
... a little rain never hurt anyone (or my camera too much). The fog and must against the mountains were pretty cool as was the castle ruins that we got to see. Sadly, no Nessie spottings today, my eye or sonar.
Then, after a quick stop at the hotel to change we were on our way to swim with Nessie. It did not appear, but we still jumped in anyway! There were 23 of us crazy people in total, jumping off the dock ...
Left Inverness and headed along the famous Loch Ness (no monsters to be seen today!) Long day in the car today from 9am until we arrived in Dunoon at 5pm with a few stops along the way.
Travelled through many of the places Dad used to speak about today, Fort William, Strachur, Inverarry, Bute and into Dunon to stay with cousin David and his wife Elaine. Cousin Janice here also so great to catch up. Few drinks to be had tonight and a home cooked ...
... when it comes time for another hike I can do it.
One more quick note. (Sorry for such a long entry.) I am realizing how much the sun means to me. I have noticed that on the rare sunny / partly cloudy days, my mood really picks up and its like a get a break. I feel more relaxed. It is work to battle the rain, wind, and cold.
I wish I could be more regular with the blog entries. I will keep trying to catch up!
Doug has taken some photo shots of Inverness Castle.
We have driven around Loch Ness. No sign of the monster, today. Although, when the weather is dark, drizzling and gloomy, it is easy to imagine there could be something out there. We saw something dash across the road in front of the car at one stage, it could have been a fox or ...