West Loch Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to say they'd tried Arran whiskey.
We went for a drive around the coast, trying to spot some wildlife but didn't have much luck today so we just continued along the middle road back to Brodick then Lamlash.
We tried again to see the northern lights tonight but we weren't as lucky as last night. It's slightly cloudier so I don't think the view would be as ...
... truly stuff of fairy tales, set on 250 stunning acres. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves but the property dates back to the 9th century (though no doubt looks very different these days) and was apparently visited by both William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. In fact, it's rumoured that Mary Queen of Scots visited and stayed in the bedroom we are occupying that night. Before the current owners bought the property it was not put up for sale for ...
... It's easy to imagine what is was like 300 years ago, it hasn't changed much!
As we came out of the mountains, the weather cleared up for a glorious sunny afternoon. We had to stop at Tarbert, the largest town on Harris, and snap a few shots of the harbor with boats under blue skies!
We followed the west coast to Luskentyre Sands. What a surprise to see white sand and sun when ...
The rain from last night was still persisting this morning as we set off for Scotland, and the temperature did not get above 13 deg. all day. As we drove north on the A595 to Carlisle the rain became heavier and by the time we entered Scotland at Gretna Green on the M6 it was bucketing down and there were illuminated signs warning of heavy rain and flooding all along the motorway. Welcome to Scotland!
With visibility so poor we could not make out a lot of the scenery ...
... it is a hard life) we
hopped on a festival bus over to Portnahaven to attend the Clootie
Dumpling Cèilidh. A "cloot" or "clootie"
in Scots is a cloth, so the Clootie Dumpling is a spicy raisin
pudding wrapped in a cloth and simmered in boiling water. A Cèilidh
is, essentially, a party - involving singing, dancing and
storytelling. We walked into the village hall ...