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Dalroy

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  • Day7

    Motivierte Heide

    August 11 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Das Schlachtfeld von Culloden ist zwar sehr interessant, aber auch die riesigen Erika-Pflanzen sind ziemlich beeindruckend. Mit ein bisschen weniger gut schottischem Regen, wäre es hier aber auch ganz nett. - Aegon

  • Day167

    Blàr Chùil Lodair - Culloden

    January 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    Ob William Wallace in Braveheardt oder James Fraser in Outlander - die Fronten zwischen Engländern und Schotten sind uns wohl bekannt.

    Am 16. April 1746 ereignete sich im Culloden Moor allerdings die letzte finale Schlacht auf der Insel. Die Jakobiten kämpften für das Hause Stuart gegen die englische Armee und waren durch die letzten Schlachten stark geschwächt sowie in der Unterzahl.

    Der schöne - Bonnie Prince Charlie - verzweifelt ringend nach Macht und Sieg, führte die Seite an Seite kämpfenden Clans in den sicheren Tod ... und mehr
    ...nachfolgend wurde das Clan-System zerstört, die gälische Sprache und das tragen des Kilts / Tartan verboten.

    'not for us alone, but for ancestors and progeny' (bench)
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  • Day354

    Inverness

    May 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The day started with the news that owing to reasons outside of their control Syd and Jo were having to postpone the trip up north. (I am going to have a struggle finishing the large can of beer I bought for our reunion.) We resolved to do the trip together another time which we will be pleased to do as the little we have seen so far reminds us so much of the beauty in New Zealand. The weather has improved too and we have been sitting outside for our meals. We can't believe how lucky we are to be bathed in sunshine this far north.
    The A9 road from Perth to Inverness passes through some beautiful and rugged countryside. We didn't linger as the worrying red light on the dashboard of the van refused to turn itself off so we hot footed it to a Fiat dealership in Inverness.
    Its just as well we like it here as we may be some time as our Hazel requires major repairs to the fuel/turbo system Ouch. Parts are not in stock so we shall probably be here for a day or two (at least) - more than we expected. There are worse places to be stranded as our current view is a field full of sheep with spring lambs who are very frisky.
    We spent the day on site waiting for the parts to be delivered to the garage. Karen had a great day with her needlework - working outside in bright sunshine. Alan took his road bike out for the first run of the year. I took the B9006 to Nairn then the back roads to the sea side. Nairn has a nice stray and is on the mouth of the Moray Firth. Bathed in sunshine it looked quite pleasant and a long beach too.
    We took the van to the garage first thing Wednesday morning and set off bright and early on our bikes to visit the Culloden Battlefield, which is a Scottish National Trust site. It is the site of the final battle between the British Government and the Jacobites in April 1746, resulting in a defeat for the latter led by Bonny Prince Charlie. Clan Maclean were represented by family members on the losing side, although how many were there history does not record.
    The displays in the visitor centre are very well done and very informative. We took part in a quiz presentation - one other member of our team clearly had not bothered to read any of the information in the displays and was adamantly wrong on virtually all of the True or False questions. We walked through the battlefield in glorious sunshine.
    After that we cycled down into Inverness to find the river (Ness) and we rode along the river side to the Botanical Gardens. The gardens were full of colour and the riverside very green and pleasant.
    Returning to the garage the works had not been completed so we are parked up against another Autotrail in the garage car park for the evening - we should be on the road again tomorrow. The adjacent van is four years younger than ours and is in for a complete engine rebuild and another van will join us later this evening on a low loader recovered from Skye - a 2004 Hymer A class which has a fault with the automatic gear box. We are not sure if we are meant to feel comfort for our problem or worry about what could come next. The garage clearly does good business repairing Fiat based motorhomes.
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  • Day9

    Battlefield of Culloden!

    May 30 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 45 °F

    So, we started this morning around 8 am, a little earlier than normal - that’s sad, I know - as we had to check out at 10 am. Denise and I walked down into Inverness to find some coffee for Denise and to get some breakfast as we didn’t include any morning items in our grocery run the night before. Sometimes I think we have this traveling thing down, and then reality hits me smack in the face... I’ve got a long way to go! Really, when I step back and look at it, I’d be in a heap of trouble without Denise. Sure, I can get around England and Scotland on the wrong side of the road, I can figure out logistics of getting from point A to point B, and I can make sure we don’t get lost in any of the towns, but when it comes to interacting with people to find our way, check in, buy ANYTHING, my little lady is my rock!!!! Opposites attract is how the saying goes, but I love that she pairs up with me so well, yet shores up all my shortcomings!!!

    After grabbing our coffee’s and breakfasts for the littler ladies, we headed off to Culloden Battlefield - another one of KK’s sites she was hoping to visit. I don’t remember a lot from the last time we were here in 1995, other than it was a relatively big field or bog, that there were flags marking the lines of the troops (at least I think I remember that) and there was some sort of small visitors center. Well, things have changed. The visitor center was huge and the displays and audio track they had was awesome. I probably get a little to into these things, but I hate to miss out on anything. It was really fascinating to trace the timeline leading up to the battle and how everyone was so interconnected. If we’ve learned one thing on this trip - the royalty in Europe makes our redneck family marriages seem pretty tame! Everyone was related to everyone! Crazy! The battlefield was still very neat and Denise and KK got to see the Clan Fraser memorial - I pretty sure they held a moment of silence for Jamie but I’m not 100% on that (if you are wondering about this reference, take a look at the Outlander series of books and TV shows!). After a stroll around the battlefield in the Scottish sunshine (yes that would be mist to us ordinary folks, but I’m convinced it’s just rays of sunshine to the Scots!), it was time to head out to our next location, a little castle Denise found, called Cawdor Castle. Another new check mark for all of us!
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  • Day6

    Culloden Battlefield

    June 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    Hier fand 1746 die Schlacht zwischen den Jakobiten (Schotten) und den Engländern statt.
    Heute fegt das Sturmtief Hector über Großbritannien. Daher ist es sehr stürmisch und teilweise verregnet. Das Fort George bleibt leider geschlossen.

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