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    • Day3

      Rannoch Moor

      December 28, 2022 in Scotland ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

      Dann war ich an der Reihe, das erste Mal in meinem Leben im Linksverkehr fahren. Eine ganz schöne Umgewöhnung, gepaart mit einer Portion Gehirnjogging. Anfangs ging es etwas holprig voran, aber ich wurde zunehmend sicherer.

      Wir fuhren weiter zum Rannoch Moor. Dort erwartete uns eine wahre Mondlandschaft, Bergmassive, grün-gelbe Wiesen, welche teils mit Schnee bestäubt waren und überall kleine nicht zugefrorene Bächlein. Eine Landschaft der Unwirklichkeit.
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    • Day2

      Road trip to Braemore Square - Part I

      August 26, 2019 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Heute machen wir uns auf den Road Trip durch die Highlands. Wir haben uns natürlich die schöne Route rausgesucht :)

      In der ersten Etappe geht es von Stirling nach fort William.
      Ziel: Ben Nevis Distillery
      😉
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      Traveler

      12:00h Ankunft an der Distillery ^^

      8/26/19Reply
       
    • Day1

      Ankunft in Glasgow und Weiterfahrt nach

      May 20, 2022 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Von Berlin sind wir nach Glasgow geflogen und sind dann mit einem Mietwagen weiter nach Uig auf Skye gefahren, wo wir am späten Abend ankamen.
      Unsere Tour führte durch das berühmte Glencoe und an Eilean Donan Castle vorbei und brachten Erinnerungen an alte Zeiten hervor.Read more

    • Day5

      On the Road in the highlands

      June 17, 2022 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Natur pur...sooooo schön

      Traveler

      Das sieht doch klasse aus und der Himmel reist auf für Schottische Verhältnisse wohl Hochsommer, gute weiterfahren

      6/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      Sieht echt schön aus. Hoffentlich bleibt jetzt trocken.

      6/17/22Reply
       
    • Jul2

      Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse

      July 2, 2019 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      Today was a hike through the Highlands away from the major roads. It was again spectacularly beautiful. It was on an old military road laid with stone which I found a bit uncomfortable to walk on. My hiking boots are not the heaviest. The hike from Bridge of Orchy to Inveron commanded a beautiful view of a loch on which there was a huge house. I waited at the top of this hike as someone walked up from the direction of Inveron so she could take my photo. I followed a hiker who was carrying a Tesco plastic bag rather then a backpack which seemed a little odd. He disappeared around Inveron. Maybe he was a local just off to work. Just after Inveron I met a fellow walking in his flip flops carrying his boots. He was from Edinburgh and was walking the way in 5 days which meant about 20 miles per day. His feet had become so sore and swollen because of his new boots that couldn't get his boots on so he was trying to do it in flip flops. His goal was to make it to Kinlochleven which was the stage I will do tomorrow. He was making good time but when he stopped for a break I left him. I briefly talked with some Israelites and some Dutch people. It is now day 6 so everyone is getting a little tired and less chatty including myself. The midges were also getting worse which prevented me from taking any long breaks. Coming into Kinghouse there was a sign advertising a Mountain Cafe at the Glencoe Ski Mountain. It was getting colder and starting to rain so I thought stopping for a cup of tea was in order. It was 200 metres off the trail. I was also curious what a Scottish ski resort looks like. Compared to our Rocky Mountain resorts it was quite small with one chair lift that I could see. I checked on line and they supposedly have 8 lifts and the greatest elevation differential in Scotland at 740 metres. The face beneath the chair lift seemed quite steep. I wonder what the snow is like. After my tea and a little look around I persisted on to the Kinghouse. I was quite surprised as the historic hotel I thought I was staying in was gone and had been replaced with a totally new one. Start time was 8:30 and end time was 1:30. I just chilled out in the lobby as they wouldn't let me into the room until 3. As I went to retrieve my luggage, I met Mr. FlipFlop man sitting on a picnic table outside. He had his socks off and his feet were visibly very swollen. He was chatting with a fellow who was offering to give him a ride but I heard him telling the fellow that he was going to persist. What dedication. I have now completed 72 miles of the hike and have only two days left.Read more

      Traveler

      Lovely photo!

      7/2/19Reply
      Traveler

      "Mr. Flip Flop Man" now that gave me a chuckle. I think you should lend him your running shoes 😉

      7/2/19Reply
      Traveler

      Rob I think we need a close up of the flip flop feet if possible and I can get my best people working on it.

      7/2/19Reply
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    • Jul3

      Kinghouse to Kinlochleven

      July 3, 2019 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

      The scenery is all starting to merge together. One day of walking is starting to look no different then the next. In fact looking at the photos I could just be staying in the same place and merely taking photos of the same mountains but from different directions surrounded by different amounts of cloud. The green treeless mountains surrounded by clouds and fog. I still think it is very pretty. I decided today that I don't think I could live in Scotland. It is too wet and cloudy and dreary. Sometimes I visit places and I think to myself how wonderful it would be to live in such a place but although I have enjoyed the ruggedness and beauty, I don't want to live here. My ancestors were wise moving to Canada. The hike today went through a mountain pass. It probably commanded the biggest elevation gain followed by a drop into the village of Kinlochleven. The toughest part of the walk was supposed to be the Devil's staircase. It certainly sounded very ominous but it was merely switch backs through a mountain pass. Although strenuous it was not as hard as many of the hikes we have done in the Rockies. It was then a long descent into Kinlochleven. I think descents are harder on the feet than ascents. I met a group of 19 Virginians spread out along the trail. I walked for a while with a young woman from London who was camping solo and trying to get a few miles out of Fort William by tonight so she would only require a mile or two hike to the train station. She will have done the hike in pretty well 5 days. She said she had blisters and was limping. She told me that she just wanted to finish. I imagine she was going to do 24 miles today. She was moving at a good clip so I just had to let her go. The campers and the five day hikers don't seem to be enjoying themselves as much as the 7 and 8 day BNB ers. I had expected to come across the flip-flop man collapsed in the heather and left for dead along the path but was fortunate not to have found him. Hopefully he made it the day before. Kinlochleven was a village dependent on an Aluminium smelter for its economic well-being. Water from an adjacent reservoir was diverted through pipes coming down from the pass generated electricity for the smelter. The smelter which had employed 700 people had closed in 1996 and we all know the economic story of one industry towns who's major employer shuts down. With WHW tourism things seemed to have bounced back a little. BnBs never replace heavy industry jobs. I don't want to live here. They did turn one of the smelters into a climbing gym and what was really neat was that one of the walls was a refrigerated ice climbing wall. It looked rather neat. I watched the women's soccer game last night with a Dutch couple and an American couple. I met them wandering around town and we planned to meet tonight to watch the Dutch play Sweden. I found a house decorated with lots of Garden gnomes. I love gnomes.Read more

      Traveler

      Where are the climbers?

      7/3/19Reply
      Traveler

      I know how you love a cute GNOME. Just like Chrissy's love of telatubbies, must be some weird English or Scottish gene, right?

      7/3/19Reply
      Traveler

      It looks a bit lonely out there in the mist, but beautiful as you say.

      7/3/19Reply
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    • Day5

      Kingshouse Hotel

      March 14, 2008 in Scotland ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

      Viel zu schnell erreichten wir das Ende der Etappe (19 km lagen 15:00 Uhr bereist hinter uns) und wir beschlossen hier nicht ins Kingshouse Hotel einzukehren, sondern noch eine weitere Etappe dranzuhängen. UndRead more

    • Day3

      Glencoe. Day 1

      October 17, 2018 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Glencoe! Here are a couple of snaps of Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin enjoying the sights and my little fiat. I think it will only be iPhone photos that I’ll upload here... internet connections are quite, how shall we say? Poor.Read more

    • Day3

      Ausgebremst

      July 3, 2018 in Scotland

      Mittagessen gab es ganz unkompliziert auf einem Parkplatz mit wunderschönem Blick auf die Highlands.
      Der Anblick wurde leider deutlich von jeder Menge Bremsen getrübt, die es insbesondere auf Thomas abgesehen hatten. Gibt es hier im Norden Schottlands leider ohne Ende, aber wir haben uns mit genügend chemischen Kampfstoffen eingedeckt (hoffen wir).
      Die Landschaft begeisterte uns jedenfalls immer wieder mit tollen Ansichten von Bergen und Seen. Wir freuen uns bereits auf die Wanderung morgen!
      Gefahrene Kilometer: 150
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