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Glen Coe

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  • Day5

    There can be only one...

    October 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Entered the Highlands...so so nice
    Along Loch Lomond (walked around Luss), through Glencoe and on to Fort William (all spectacular views)... We caught chair lift up Nevis range
    Love this area
    And saw a highland cow today (yey!)

  • Day205

    Here we are again

    May 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Only this time it's raining and the wrench that came with the car doesn't fit the bolts on the wheel. Fortunately, a cheerful Jamie, who had the most endearing Scottish accent, showed up just 10 minutes after we called the rental company. He just happened to be 5 minutes down the road.

    We both needed to use the facilities at this pullout. It consisted of a stone fence corral, very private.

    Jamie changed the tire with little fuss, but commiserated with us that we would need a new one. None of us was wild about the idea of driving the remainder of the day on our decidedly slap-dash appearing spare. Cell coverage had been spotty most of the day and we were heading into extensive no-service territory.

    Jamie's place of business had a tire, but it was an hour up the road. It was heading the right direction, however, and we liked Jamie, so we got directions and headed off. It was a hilarious ride to Stevenson Rescue through the misty hills along winding one-lane roads. His garage was at his residence, surrounded with 6 massive rescue trucks. His frisky Jack Russel was excited to meet us. While Jamie was taking care of the tire, the pup went sniffing around in the oil spotted repair bay til he found a rubber part that was the perfect size for playing fetch. He dropped it at our feet, and we dutifully kicked it (we did NOT want to touch it) and he fetched like a ninja, pausing only to mark his territory on a large rusty truck muffler lying on the garage floor.

    Jamie was as good as his word, rescuing us from getting "fetch ankle," and sent us on our way feeling that providence had smiled on us.
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  • Day8

    Day 6. Inveroran to Glencoe

    August 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After a disappointing breakfast we headed off on the Drovers Trail to Glencoe. The only good thing about the trail was that our feet were dry. The weather was good and we have quite stunning views. On either side of the trail was bog.
    Rannoch Moor is the largest uninhabited wilderness in the UK.(50 square miles) our friends "the yellow submarine orchids" were in abondance and testimony to the danger of stepping off the path.
    The rocky trail was hard on the feet and we were filled with admiration for Emily and Agathe who did this walk in conjunction withthe walk to Inveroran. Character building.
    We made good time and caught the 12-27 bus to Glencoe. He wouldn't drop us off at the junction road to the SYHA so we alighted at Glencoe village.
    After lunch we made the 1hours walk to the hostel.
    Only frozen meals at the hostel so off we went to the Clachaig pub for a meal. A 20 min walk.
    I have ordered a taxi to take us back to Kinghouse for tomorrow's walk.
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  • Day5

    Around Plockton

    November 1, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Fab Day, walked to dumcraig castle (about 5 miles), a quick beer to refresh, seal trip with calum (interesting story about the Sea eagles!), fab seafood at Plockton Shores (chatting to a Californian couple), a Halloween pint then the obligatory gin before bed)

  • Day1

    Rannoch Moor and Glencoe

    July 12, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    One of the objectives of my trip was to take a whole load of photos. Not just ordinary photos but 360 degree photos using Google Cardboard Camera app. This app allows you to view the photo as if you're stood in the middle of the scene and you can see all around you. There's sound too - it's like being there.

    So two things happened on this leg of the journey. Firstly I stopped every couple of miles to take photos. Even though the scenery is stunning here (some of the most beautiful I've ever seen) I've never actually stopped much along this stretch of the A82. It's very easy for me to get here and I've always been going further afield so wanted to carry on through, telling myself I would come back and stop here another time. Maybe this was the time. But stopping so often added more minutes to the travel plan than expected.

    Also, lacking discipline as this is my first trip and I know I have a lot to learn, I forgot to take many normal photos at all and all my pics were 360 degree ones. I've tried uploading the 360 photos here so they could potentially be viewed using the VR Headset, but alas they do not show proerly, so they will be for my own personal enjoyment.

    The other thing that added time was, once again, the sheer number of tourists. (I don't count myself as a tourist of course, although technically I am). I was constantly stuck behind cars, campers and coaches driving so slowly. Now there's nothing wrong with driving slowly and safely. But 25 in a 50 limit when there's still 150 miles to cover is not good. I think what drivers should realise about Scotland is that it is SO big and SO expansive that even driving at 50 you are not going to miss anything. Even at 50 you can be driving for quite a few minutes and the view only changes slightly from what it is. And then, boom! You drive around the next corner and it's even more beautiful and, like Romeo when he sees Juliet for the first time, you forget everything that's gone before because it's THIS time that you fall in love.
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