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Travel Blogs from Assynt
... The roads through the highlands were narrow and windy which reminded me of some roads in New Zealand.
The Scottish people were so lovely throughout the trip, and being called lass and saying I instead of yes made them awesome in my books.
Our day trips consisted of a road trip out to the west coast of the highlands to a town called Mallaig and another heading north to Loch Ness and and Inverness.
- The Urquhart castle was ...
we arrived in edinburgh yesterday, it was raining so we decided to move on. We stayed in Huntley and it was lovely. The scenery is majestic, it's the only word I can find to describe it.
A friend had described Scotland as Ireland's wild sister. Couldn't have said it better myself. We have done a few disstillery tours along the way and have fallen in love with the castles. More of castles tomorrow. We are staying in Drumnadrochit hotel, this is word ...
... sunshine to at first. The traffic was light and I was back in Edinburgh around 9.30pm.
I think that will be it for 2013. Thank you all for taking the time to read this and for all your comments and encouragement.
Distance covered 15.0 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_3 699426.html
Distance covered in 2013 - 362.9 miles
Total distance covered - 979.0 miles
... later you can be drying in a brisk 65 kph gale that tries to knock you off your feet.
Drinks in the bar, marking up our adventures on our big map with a borrowed highlighter and chatting to a pleasant Dutch woman travelling through Scotland on her own, then dinner in the "restaurant," open tonight (it wasn't last night, when we ate in the bar) where it was clear that the slightly dippy Jann comes into her own. Like pigs, we ate three courses and waddled off to bed ...
... Ridgeway's Ridgeway Adventure Centre buildings stand on opposite sides of Loch a' Chadh-Fi. I was impressed by the well-made footpath and the handbrushes set at regular intervals to clear away rainwater-borne debris which might block the runnels. It was tempting to stay on tarmac once I reached it but a short cut to Skerricha lay across another kilometre of moorland. Fortunately a causeway led most of the way across the river entering the loch and although the bridge ...