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  • Arran Island (2nd day of the heat wave in Scotland)Today I decided to go to Arran which is an Island off the west coast of Scotland. This day was to be the second day of the heat wave. In all of the times I have been here, I had Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 28, 2017
  • Heat Wave in ScotlandNow, when I say heat wave in Scotland, you have to understand what that means over here. It's above 70 degrees. That is a heat wave. This morning I drove down to Donald's house and then he drove us as Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 28, 2017
  • Drymen Agricultural Show 27th MayWe set off for the show and arrived to find a long line of traffic awaiting to get into the field where they hold the show. We were surprised by the crowd that turned up for the show - reminded me Posted by emgob65 in Obriens in UK and Ireland | May 27, 2017
  • Falkirk WheelWe left Edinburgh and picked up another hire car to take us up to Falkirk to see the Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel is an amazing feat of engineering and well worth a look. They have built a family Posted by emgob65 in Obriens in UK and Ireland | May 27, 2017
  • Islay, Part 3.Well if malt whisky distillery tours are not for you, or once you’ve done that, what else does the island offer? The three main villages are Bowmore, Port Ellen and Port Charlotte. All three are very attractive places. Portnahaven is too. Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 27, 2017
  • Johns Birthday and Loch LomondToday is my father in-laws birthday so we decided to venture out and celebrate it. We went with my brother in-law and my niece to Loch Lomond. It is about an 1 1/2 hours from Cumnock. We first went Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 26, 2017
  • 25 May EdinburghWe thought we were being good at public transport and decided to take the bus to the Botanical Gardens as they were about an hour’s walk away. We asked which bus at the Tourist Info and went off to Posted by emgob65 in Obriens in UK and Ireland | May 25, 2017
  • 23 May Langholm on the River EskWe met Margaret Pool who helps out at the local tourist info and basically volunteers for everything going in Langholm. We had supper with Margaret and a Farmer Ken Porter last night. We went out to Ken’s farm Posted by emgob65 in Obriens in UK and Ireland | May 25, 2017
  • 22nd May Windemere to Langholm (Scotland)We met another couple today at breakfast. Susan and Ray, they were an American Asian couple (Pharmacists) They had been down to Cornwall and asked if we had ever watched “Doc Martin”? They went there to check Posted by emgob65 in Obriens in UK and Ireland | May 24, 2017
  • Oldest Post Office in the World, Leadhills, Wanlockhead This morning we left for a day out in Scotland. Of course we were going to have a picnic. You don't go anywhere for the day in Scotland with my in-laws unless you bring a picnic. I made the sandwiches Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 23, 2017
  • Walking with John, 2nd try for a rental carThis moring, I took a walk with John down into the town. Gary had printed out a school district paper that I needed to turn in and I picked it up at his house. I then walked to the bank Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 23, 2017
  • Visiting with my familyThis morning I woke up late and we sat around and talked until 11:00am. I then walked up to a store called Cumnock Factory Outlet, not because I was going to buy anything, but because I wanted to use their Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 22, 2017
  • Returning to ScotlandThis morning or let me rephrase that since 12:30am last night, I have been at Edinburgh Airport. The first hour I worked on my blog, then I slept for an hour, then for the next three hours I just Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 22, 2017
  • Šljivovica, Anyone?I’ve written about getting to Islay (and I may also write about getting back) but what’s on offer on the island? I had 48 hours there, so it was enough time to get a flavour without being long enough for a Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 21, 2017
  • Kennacraig - Port Askaig - LagavulinA long trip. It’s a 160 mile (258 km) drive from my house to the Calmac ferry terminal at Kennacraig and it took almost 3.5 hours - even leaving at 8am on a Sunday, when the roads are quiet. The Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 15, 2017
  • quiet dayYesterday (Wednesday) we decided on a quiet day, sleep in, read, etc. In the afternoon we drove to Aboyne, about 20 minutes away. What a treasure - Edwardian/Georgian/Victorian architecture, and trees everywhere; just beautiful. We went for a long stroll Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 11, 2017
  • Carstramon WoodFirst, I have to admit a mental lapse, in that several times in yesterday's blog I called the loch Troon, when it should have been TROOL. Back to today. Weather, perfect. Carstramon Wood, near perfect! We set off, first to Gatehouse Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 5, 2017
  • Loch TroolAnother perfect day in Paradise!! 15 degrees, little cloud, some wind chill factor this afternoon. Off we set for Loch Trool, which is reputed to have the darkest night skies in the United Kingdom. Broad daylight when we were there. For Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 4, 2017
  • Mull of GallowayWhat absolutely fabulous weather in Scotland! A beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in sight. We set off for the Mull of Galloway, the most southern point in Scotland. The road skirts around Luce Bay with great scenery, and (rare in Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 3, 2017
  • Newton StewartA beautiful sunny day, almost hot. We didn't go far today, just wandering around Newton Stewart, a pleasant working village. We headed off on a walk along the river Cree through cattle and sheep pastures, until the path started to look Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 2, 2017
  • Wandering in DumfrieshireAldis sell a very good Scottish oat porridge, just the way to start the day! First stop today was Gatehouse of Fleet, very old town with, I would think, limited employment opportunities. After a wander around we set off for Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 1, 2017
  • We are here!It's a long way from home! We arrived in Manchester about midday on Friday, and the nice lady at the airport info counter phoned the hotel to send the courtesy car for us - a trip of at least 400 metres! Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | Apr 30, 2017
  • Eigg - Mallaig - Fort William - homeDay 4 Up at dawn again - too good to miss on my last morning. On Calmac’s winter timetable the ferry sails on to nearby Muck (population 27) after calling at Eigg, and then at Eigg again on the way back Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Apr 2, 2017
  • Sandamhòr - Traigh LathaigDay 3 A beautiful dawn just before 7am. The owner’s daughter (she does have name, but... ) told me yesterday that a walk over to the beaches on the west of the islan Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 31, 2017
  • Roy Bridge - Fort William - Mallaig - EiggDay 2. An early start and I was away from the B&B at 7:30 to get the 8:30 train from Fort William. My ticket - booked in advance and using my senior railcard - cost £9.20 return. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/871145/large_IMG_5143.jpg capti Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 30, 2017
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