scotland

loch ewe

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here is the last of our scottish holiday pictures (i think).  it’s loch ewe.

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highland fling

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there’s little in life more satisfying than throwing stones in to still water

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fish sighting envy

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the world of fish sighting is obviously quite competitive.

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Rothesay victorian toilets

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I don’t think I even got half way through our scottish holiday before being distracted by real life.  So i’ll have a few days of scottish things, and slot in real life around it.

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I am usually very careful about taking pictures in toilets, but everyone was doing it here.  In a very tasteful way of course.

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I was even allowed to show the girls round the men’s room.

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we then went and stared at a parked up war ship

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pucks glen (the second time)

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we loved pucks glen so much we climbed up it a second time with jane’s aunt and uncle who live (vaguely) near by.

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we had a great time admiring the gushing waters and catching up on life stories

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like all good climbs in scotland, we were rewarded with a fantastic view for our efforts.

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and then we had a gradual descent to the tea shop in the local botanical gardens

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we took the low road back which was a bit flooded

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puck’s glen

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in our first week in Scotland we stayed at the bottom of Puck’s Glen in
a lodge.  it’s owned by a friend of ours who does holiday lettings.

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if you are looking for somewhere easily accessible but feels completely
remote from the rest of the world with stunning scenery, and beautiful
walks, then this is the place for you !

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here is a strange rock which looked like a frog.  who said the countryside was boring !

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inverary jail

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inverary jail is worth a look if you are in those parts.  just watch out you don’t get locked in !

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scotland day 1 – loch eck

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so, let’s start on the holiday snaps shall we ?  probably got a few weeks of these, so sorry about that.  it’s not all tedious mountains.

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but the mountains were rather nice

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these are of loch eck which was near our holiday lodge

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initially the water was lovely and still with gentle mist, but it quickly descended in to a rain fest which stuck around for the next, er, 14 days of so

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but rain is good as it makes giant puddles which those scotish folk called lochs

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and it also made for some moody photos

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which is always good fun

a thoroughly scottish evening

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we went to a neighbour’s birthday party last night.  it doubled up as a burns night celebration as they are scottish.  it was most excellent and we had a brilliant night.

the box above contains bagpipes, and everything you need to be scottish.  seen below is a bottle of irn bru.  also very scottish.

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