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... sssh, don't tell anyone). The tour ended with a quick whiskey taster, which was OK but not inspiring enough to get us to buy any bottles from the shop. A spot of lunch at Broadford came after that, looking out across the loch, and then on down to Armadale to catch the ferry back to Mallaig (we hadn't originally planned to use the ferry, but it was too good an opportunity to miss). It was quite choppy during the 25 minute crossing and we returned to a ...
... went to the last drop pub from supper on the grass market. Erin and I ordered traditional dishes of haggis and a meat pie. Both were delicious! The haggis is very unique but tasty and the meat pie was basically stew with a large puff pasty. We walked around the city for a bit and them ended at Salsa Bar for a few drinks. Shots were £1.50! But the long day got the better of us and soon Erin and I were back at the hostel and planning the rest of our ...
... gray and cloudy, but it seemed to fit the melancholic mood of the Highlands.
We found our hotel, the Kildonan Lodge, in Edinburgh pretty easily...only had to go down the block and turn around once, since we missed the driveway on a busy street. There were a lot of hotels and b&b's on the street, and most looked a lot alike, with the gray stone exteriors and hedged yards. Our room was on the 4th floor with no elevators...good leg workouts ...
We woke up to a wet tent after non stop down pours over the night!
The upper is fine but the ground sheet apparently didn't like being waterproof and flooded us in out sleep!
... they were all day-walkers who were retracing their steps to Kingshouse. Fortunately I was on a ridge so it was almost impossible I could have taken a wrong turn.
I spent several hours making a slow descent to Kinlochleven and never saw another soul. All of which meant I had a distinctly unsettling few hours in the rain and wind - for which I am very grateful. it was exactly what I expected the Highlands to feel like!
And now I am done - due to train and plane times ...
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