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Argyll and Bute

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  • Day4

    Culzean Castle & Loch Lomond

    September 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Unser Tag fing wieder einmal mit Sonne an, verrückt was für ein Glück wir bisher mit dem Wetter haben!

    Nach dem Abschied vom netten Bauern und seiner Frau ging es direkt hinunter zum Culzean Castle. Es ist eines der meistbesuchten Schlösser Schottlands und steht auf einer Klippe direkt am Meer. Drumherum ist ein riesiger Schlosspark angelegt mit Tiergehe, Schwanensee, Bootshaus, Gemüsegarten etc. Das Schloss steht wirklich an einer sehr beeindruckenden Position, die Aussicht über das Meer ist super schön. Leider wurden Teile von Ruinen künstlich errichtet um den Blick aufs Schloss eindrucksvoller zu gestalten. Generell war es schon sehr auffällig, dass es ein Aushängeschild des National Trust of Scotland ist. Hier wird viel Geld reingepumpt um es zu vermarkten und mit 11,50£ p.P Eintritt nur für den Park und nicht für das Schloss, schon ziemlich teuer. Nichtsdestotrotz ein schöner Ausflug!

    Danach haben wir uns entlang der A78 schön am Meer entlang weiter Richtung Norden begeben. Zwischendurch gabs einen kleinen Zwischenstopp in Largs. Einem Seebad in dem an der Strandpromenade Kinderkarussels aufgebaut sind, Clowns herumlaufen und die Welt noch ziemlich in Ordnung scheint. Bei einer Portion echter englischer Fish & Chips (ausgezeichnet mit dem Fisch & Chip Quality Award von der National Federation of Fish Friers... Dinge gibts hier 😂) haben wir in der Sonne die Aussicht aufs Meer genossen.

    Eine letzte Stunde fahren bis zu unserem Endziel, Loch Lomond. Wow. Unser Campingplatz ist der Wahnsinn, direkt am See mit einem traumhaften Ausblick auf die Wälder des Nationalpark The Trossachs. An schönen Sonnenuntergängen sieht man sich wohl nie satt. Auch wenn es schon einen Unterschied macht ob man auf einem Stellplatz mit max. 10 Autos steht oder auf einem Campingplatz mit ca. 130 Autos... Aber schön bleibt schön!
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  • Jul1

    Tydrem to Bridge of Orchy

    July 1, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Today was my easy day. Previous days had been 14 miles but today was only a 7 miler. The majority of people were doing the hike over 7 days requiring them to do 20 miles today. I am sure that Grant aka the tin man will have even more tape on him by the end of the day. Here is hoping that he has a good day. I was fortunate to have caught Carol and her daughter Kaili just as they were leaving this morning for a photo for the blog. I didn't end up leaving Tydrem until 10 as to avoid the light rain. There was a store called the Green Welly where I stopped and wrote some cards for the boys. It's trade mark was a green Wellington Boot which the end had opened up to form a mouth. I should have got a photo but got caught up trying to find the smallest hidden mailbox in the village. No one seemed to know where it was. How can you hide a mailbox in a small village. Afterwards I just wanted to leave. As my father use to say in such situations: It's no wonder they lost the empire. Fairly gentle trail with only a very intermittent rain. I really feel that I am in the highlands now. Not as remote as previous days as one could still see the road and the railway line in the distance. I walked and chatted with two German women who were doing residencies in Orthopaedic surgery and Family. The one was doing her orthopaedic residency in Switzerland. Their programs did not seem as structured as our programs. You were hospital based and would move from hospital to hospital and city to city acquiring the required skills but it was your responsibility to co-ordinate the rotations and obtain the documentation. No academic half days. After only 2 hours and 20 minutes I reached the Bridge of Orchy. I ate a leisurely bagged lunch at the train station on the platform. It had been turned into a self serve train station and the buildings into a hostel. No one was around so I ate my bagged lunch on the platform looking at the mountains and watched the barn swallows. It was very peaceful. After an hour I wandered into town and checked into my Bnb. There wasn't much to the village, only a large hotel and a church and a few houses. No shops. I met a hiker in flip-flops carrying his hiking boots. On closer inspection his feet were a mess of blisters and bandaids. My worse nightmare. He had had to take the train up from Tydrem as he was unable to do anymore hiking. I guess his boots and socks had become wet and had started to rub and with camping things had never dried. His mates would meet him in Bridge of Orchy where they were planning to stop anyways. I was still a little tired so I had a nap, did the blog and then headed out to supperRead more

  • Oct5

    Loch Lomond to Cairnryan

    October 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    We left North Ledaig and had two relaxing days travelling south through the Loch's. Livy found a skinny Nessie at Loch Lomond! The scenery was amazing.... rugged outcrops then green paddocks with snowy white sheep and fat cattle. Many of the roads had a canopy of tree's touching overhead. We enjoyed a night at Maybole before continuing on to Port Patrick ready to catch the ferry from Cairnryan to Ireland.Read more

  • Day7

    Loch Lomond

    May 16, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Loch Lomond And The Trossachs National Park

  • Day5

    Oban

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Tag 6: Oban! Sehr schöne - kleine - Stadt im Westen von Schottland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit und eine sehr nette, authentische Gastgeberin, die wir hier gerne weiterempfehlen. Außerdem danken wir Steffi, für die Führung zum McCaig’s Tower gestern. Wir haben den spektakulären Ausblick genossen.Read more

  • Day3

    Weiter gehts nach Glen Coe

    June 17, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    ...mit einem Stopp bei der kleinen Stadt Luss am Loch Lomond, einem Wasserfall und der größeren Stadt Oban am offenen Meer (vermutlich dem Atlantik). Nach viel Regen kam am Ende sogar nochmal richtig die Sonne raus :)

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