- The canal boat......it's been awhile since I updated, due to having no WIFI while we were on the canal boat.
We picked up the boat ok, and after a hand over, we set off up 2 locks and straight onto the Falkirk Wheel. Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 22, 2013
- ...Still in Callander, Scotland.Got up this morning, ready and rearing to go, packed up the mighty Vauxhall, we all clambered in and one started doing the sniffles, then there was a cough, and before you know it, the whole car had "man flu". Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 13, 2013
- Were now in a place called Callander.We left Nairn after watching everyone rushing off to work whilst we were having a full Scottish breakfast and casually gazing out onto the main street. The B & B we were in, was a couple of hundred years old, Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 12, 2013
- Day 32We enjoyed breakfast at the Missoni. We have noticed that none of the staff at the Hotel are from UK, but are from a variety of European countries - Finland, Italy, Spain etc. It was the same at Bidbury Court Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 12, 2013
- Day 31We had a very nice breakfast beside a bay window. We really enjoyed it. The service was very good (and they had grapefruit juice and grapefruit!). After emailing etc. we left for Edinburgh.
As we were a bit early we decided Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 11, 2013
- Fort George & Culloden First of all....happy birthday to my bro, Ian.
Awesome day today, with a big step back in time in Scottish history. Fort George was built after the battle of Culloden in 1746. It's a massive army base of 42 acres. Built Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 10, 2013
- Glasgow airport
Only about a 2 hr drive to the airport at Glasgow so we ate late and took the coast road north. Passed a couple of the ferrys that go to Ireland at Finnarts Bay.
Stopped at Ballantrae beach Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 9, 2013
Took a scenic route away from the main road again which took us past another of the lakes called Ullswater. The terrain again was very different with high towering mountains both sides and a narrow winding road with Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 9, 2013
- Exploring the HighlandsBeen awhile since I updated. Had or have a cold. Reckon from the plane trip. Getting better each day. The B&B were staying at is really nice, friendly hosts and nothing is a bother. The breakfasts are to die for, Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 8, 2013
- Brown and Sticky, A Dark Shadow and A Photo in the NewspaperWe have had an action filled 5 days with Wim and Martha who arrived here last Thursday and left again Wednesday this week. I took the Friday and Monday off work and had an extended weekend. It was fabulous to Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | Jun 8, 2013
- Day 30We had a very nice breakfast. The lady who runs the B&B is an exceptionally friendly person and very helpful as well. The B&B (Dunallan Guest House) was very homely.
We left there to drive to Loch an Eilein (meaning “Loch Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 7, 2013
- Day 29We had a lovely breakfast in a room with large windows overlooking the loch. It was very nice.
We left the B&B and drove into Fort William. We took a photo of the loch as the water was so calm. It Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 7, 2013
The trains didn't wake us and we didn't stir til 8am.
While filling the car with fuel at Pitlochry we discovered sneaky Bell's whiskey distillery was right across the road! Just missed a tour again, so we drove on promising Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 6, 2013
- Day 28We had a very nice breakfast and then left for our journey to Fort William. We are going up through the Southern Scottish Highlands. Hope enjoyed this drive immensely. She exclaimed the whole way at the scenery.
We passed Loch Lubnaig Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 6, 2013
- Day 27We left the Lake District today and travelled to Scotland. We packed up and had breakfast. Ian and Helga were there and a friendly couple from Canada. The Canadian man had been born in England – his hometown was Winchcombe. Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 6, 2013
- My first wee dram of aged whiskey in Scotland........an acquired taste....so I went back for another....twice. They have a saying over here, "never have whiskey without water, and never have water without whiskey".
Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 5, 2013
We aimed to be at the Highland Family Historical Society on the other side of the river by their 10am opening time to see if we could fine a birth record for my grandfather, Ross. The registrar did a Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 5, 2013
- We're in Scotland !!We got away from Oz on time and certainly did well getting an evening flight out of Perth. Our body clocks had us fall asleep in no time and the 11 hour flight to Dubai was done mostly asleep. Got Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 4, 2013
- John o' GroatsNorth to John o' Groats it was! Followed the coast through flat green pastures and steep rocky hills along a fairly good road to our days destination. Not far North we made a stop at Golspie where there is Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
- North to Dornoch
Found a lovely BnB 'Craigerne House' at Newtonmore just west of the highway on the way to Inverness and had a reasonable sleep. The curtains didn't keep out all the light and it felt like the sun didn't really set! Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
- Glasgow Day 5 - Merchant City Architectural Walk While there's little doubt that Glasgow is small compare to Paris. Sure, London, Paris or even the smaller cousin city Edinburgh has many more buildings that are far grander. Glasgow is therefore quantitatively inferior than either Edinburgh or Paris, but Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 16, 2013
- Glasgow Day 1 - Teppanyaki restaurantFraser Suites locates in an area of Glasgow called the 'Merchant City'. Today this area is promoted as a leisure area with restaurants, bars, residences, and hotels.
Merchant shipping and and later ship building did much for the growth of Glasgow. Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 12, 2013
- Simson's of Cairney Hill
Left 'Willow Court' at about 8:30am after breakfast and a chat with the rally drivers who also stayed overnight. They didn't have much success and didn't elaborate on the expensive breakdown of their vehicle..
Made a bee line for Cairney Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
- Return to JedburghJoel's birthday! Poor old bugger is getting more grey now.
We were planning on heading north, after exploring Oxnam, Bloodylaws and Morebattle, which are places that pop up for births, deaths and marriages for the Simson's, but returned to Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
- JedburghLeft Lancaster and crossed into Scotland at Canonbie. Saw a roadside mobile kitchen selling burgers and haggis! Welcome to Scotland!
Headed for Galashiels to the Borders Family History Society, as we discovered they only open to the public on Thursdays. Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013