The Kames Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tighnabruaich
... electrician open on a Sunday!
Forgot to say I've tasted haggis whilst here and enjoyed it.
Also tasted clootie dumpling.
Leaving Dunoon having met 3/4 of the family so a great trip.
Bags need to be repacked, off on the ferry tomorrow morning to Glasgow
... of the West Coast and the Central Otago peaks condensed into a relatively small area. And there are waterfalls everywhere. Unfortunately the rain was coming and going all day, and many of the tops were shrouded in cloud and mist. Sometimes this made it all look quite dramatic and ethereal, but at other times it was frustrating not being able to see the whole vista - they must look absolutely stunning in clear weather.
... 3 chicks. Now that the young birds are learning to hunt for themselves the mother has returned to Northern Africa, and the rest of the family are expected to follow her shortly, before (hopefully) returning to the same spot to breed again next year. We were lucky enough to spot one of the ospreys - a beautiful bird of prey which has a wingspan of 5 feet!
On our walk back to ...
... Crinan Canal, “Britain’s Best Shortcut,” which cuts right across the peninsula, for a length of 9 miles, starting at Lochgilphead on the east coast and ending at Crinan on the west. We had also read about it on the information boards, and thought oh yes, but seeing the boats apparently gliding along a street and watching the locks being operated and the road bridges swung open was an entirely different matter. As we drove along, looking for ...
... with dog walkers, all of which said hello and some even stooped for a chat. I even asked if I could "borrow" one old guys Collie to keep me company on the WHW, he just laughed but I was serious! Just 4 miles in to the walk and out of Glasgow I got my first view of what the day had ahead of me. I had to take a picture and send it over to Pippa at work, just so she could see what I was seeing and also to make her a little envious (sorry Pip!) x At the 9 mile mark I came across ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed