The Drumbeg Hotel
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... of the narrow roads were sheep so it was definitely not a place for fast driving. Also lots of peat piles on the roadside. Mum made a lovely purchase of a Harris tweed hat and scarf.....the scarf was actually custom made for her.
We spent a few hours tuning into the ABC Grandstand coverage of the Cowboys game yesterday via digital radio and are thrilled that we have two QLD teams in the GF. Bad luck to ...
... and it was rebuilt in the early 20th century when the current owner married a distillery heiress and suddenly had the funds for construction. It was rebuilt on the old plans.
After the castle, we drove to the isle of Skye, where we had coffee then a picnic lunch. We didn't drive much on Skye, as we had a long trip to our hotel.
We drove through gorgeous high valleys, with peaks on all sides. We wondered who owns the land – we ...
... an hour down one hill, in first gear. That's steep. I could go on and on about this road. It is my favourite piece of road, closely followed by the road we did in Snowdonia National Park on 6th June. At Applecross we looked around and the had lunch at the pub. We had Smoked Cod Chowder which was very nice but not a patch on the chowder we had on Stewart Island in New Zealand, which was the best ever. Whilst Annie went in to gift shop, I moved the car and nearly got bogged. I ...
... a bit earlier than expected. Allan kindly picked me up and I had a cup of tea with him before heading back to the B&B for a shower. Another of Alison's wonderful meals awaited me later in the evening.
When I measured the day's route it was shorter than I'd guessed given the hours I'd been walking - some sections were obviously much slower than others.
Distance covered 13.3 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_3 694026.html
Our day begins at Smoo Cave which is just down the road from our campsite. This cave is the only one in the UK which has an outer chamber formed by sea action and inner chambers created by rain water. It's pretty big and was used to shelter and repair Viking ships. Norse and Iron Age archeological finds suggest that it's use may go back as far as 6000 years. It's name, Smoo derives from the Norse 'smjugg' or 'smuga' meaning a hole or hiding place. As ...