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Edinburgh was an overnight stop-off for us before we head north into the Scottish Highlands. Breakfast on Wednesday morning offered the same food as the other hotels we had stayed in with one exception - Black Pudding. Chris added a piece of Black Pudding to her plate but Bruce decided that it wasn’t something he was going to eat.
After breakfast we walked the kilometre to the Hertz Office where we picked up the hire car we ...
... that the rear left tyre was low on pressure compared to the other three tyres on the car, so we jumped out to have a look where we found a nail that had imbedded itself straight into it. Thankfully there was a spare tyre in the boot so Bryce put the spare on and we headed back to Fort William as we needed to find a solution ASAP. First we stopped into Lidl to pick up some fish and vegetables for dinner and dropped the groceries back off ...
... found that what looked like an easily-traversible field was actually a well-disguised bog. To get across it we had to jump from big heather bush to big heather bush and try not to allow our shoes to get sucked into the mud. No responsible loo options here, but we stayed the night anyway.
By this stage we were pretty close to Loch Ness, so the next day we swung by to see what all the fuss was about. We followed signs to Fort Augustus, a town on ...
This morning we had to meet at the haggis tours office at 8:30am to meet our tour group. We underestimated how long it was going to take us to walk there so we ended up being a bit late but luckily they waited for us and we got on our bright yellow bus, our home for the next 5 days! Since we were late we couldn't get seats together but our group seems nice enough. As we drove out of Edinburgh our tour guide Alan got on the microphone and had us cracking ...
... this mystical creature, it makes me think that the sea creature showed itself around that time and may have come back a few times. Who knows, maybe its actually the ghost of Nessie that haunts the Loch.
Though the highlight for many may have been Loch Ness, mine was definitely the Highland cows. (Video Attached)