The Kames Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... so much left to see and do and discover. I find that I am looking forward to things again, and have started laying down some good new memories alongside the old. But I will close this diary now - it has been fun to write but I don't want it to become a chore in itself.
Spiders' webs lace the hedge as I walk down the drive, and the last lonely apples are waiting to be picked from my tree. I stop at Kidston Park where school is out, and the playgound is ...
... on. But when the gangway comes down a seemingly endless stream of trippers starts to disembark - folk coming from Glasgow or Greenock for a day out in Helensburgh. The Helensburghers in their turn now surge aboard, we among them. The only disappointment is the lack of pipers: in past years the whole local pipe band would turn out on special dates, but today there is not even a lone piper to see us off in style.
We are aboard ...
... We do a tour through the grounds & inside the castle’ banquet halls, & galleries, including a tapestry making section.
Slight drama – I have been having trouble with my camera jamming open, or just refusing to do anything. I cure the situation for a time by removing & replacing the battery. However today, somehow I managed to delete about 40-50 photos of the castle walls, courtyards & inside shots, which has been disappointing.
... to get tired and sore from this heavy pack. Unfortunately there is only one way to go, I can't turn back! Then all of a sudden at the 16 mile mark someone bright spark has put a big mountain (Conic Hill 1175') in my way! I took a break and stocked up on some flapjack and then did my Bear Grylls trick of working out how many hours of daylight are left (see photo). I deduced that I had over 2 hours of daylight (enough) to continue and the there could only be another 3-4 miles ...
You just wait.... We have some amazing pictures of today. Not much to say- when you're surrounded by so much beauty. We did stop on the side of the road along Loch Ness and have a devotional. Bruce read from Psalm 8 and talked about the beauty of the earth and God's creation. So unbelievably appropriate for the day ahead. He told us, "Today is a day to relax, regroup, and enjoy!" And boy howdy, ...