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    • Day 22

      Port Glasgow

      July 14, 2022 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Bereits ab gestern ging es ja mit großen Schritten auf Glasgow zu, doch heute erreichten wir dann bereits die Vorläufer der Stadt, wie zum Beispiel die Stadt Port Glasgow, die wie der Name sagt der zugehörige Hafen von Glasgow ist.
      Als wir heute morgen bei wunderbarem Wetter noch in einem von sanften Hügeln geprägten Nationalpark uns aufmachten, war uns bereits klar, dass dies die letzten 12km der Wanderung durch wirkliche Natur sein würden. Ab jetzt wird es zunehmend urbaner, was eigentlich bedeutet es ist teilweise ähnlich wie auf der Deutschlandwanderung von der Siedlungsdichte ist, andererseits aber sich manchmal auch Metropolraum sich schon stark anbahnt. Übernachten tun wir heute in einem kleinen Waldstück auf einem Hügel mit Sicht auf die entfernten Lichter des Glasgower Flughafens. Morgen wird dann auch ein anstrengender Tag, denn wir müssen die Stadt nahezu durchqueren.
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      Schaut sehr ausgewogen aus 😂! Kohlenhydrate, Eiweiß & Gemüse, läuft bei euch😂😘


      Zeit euch ganz viel umzusehen, der Flieger geht erst in einer Woche 😉 immerhin endlich besseres Wetter


      Och herrliches Fleckchen 🤩

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    • Day 131

      Day 131: South to Glasgow

      June 26, 2017 in Scotland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Finally time to leave the Scottish Highlands, after 10 days of travelling around. Loaded up the car and headed south towards our ultimate destination: Glasgow. Grabbed some takeaway sandwiches from a Gregg's outlet and after a couple of hours' driving arriving at our first stop: Loch Lomond. It was quite pretty here and we stopped a lookout to have our lunch. However there weren't many short hiking options around, and the scenery was nice but inferior to places we'd already been, so we moved on fairly quickly.

      Arrived in Glasgow early afternoon, where we decided to head straight for the main thing we wanted to see: the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. This is a large combination museum and art gallery that's part of the Glasgow university, and houses an enormous collection of works and objects. Apparently they have something like 150,000 pieces in their collection but only a small percentage are on display at any one time.

      We headed first to the Salvador Dali painting of the Crucifixion which is very impressive and super unusual for Dali as he wasn't generally a religious painter. It was also a very controversial acquisition at the time, though these days it's generally regarded as a good thing. We also had a trawl through the Dutch art hall (Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Rubens and others), as well as the late 19th-century French room (Monet, Matisse, Cezanne and Renoir). Every painting was accompanied by a paragraph explaining the piece and what was important, rather than just the usual artist/date/material most galleries have. Very interesting.

      Also checked out the museum wings, which had a large collection of taxidermied animals, ancient Egyptian objects including coffins and a mummy, a WW2 Spitfire fighter plane, and a bunch of weapons collected from across the world (mainly plundered by Scottish forces fighting for the British empire).

      Left here late afternoon after a good few hours examining everything. We did a few laps through the centre of town, but although it looked nice enough nothing really enticed us out of the car. So we drove on to our accommodation, about 25 minutes west of the city - more of a village on the outskirts than actually part of the city suburbs.

      We've got a whole apartment here so plenty of room to spread out, though we can't make too much noise as the owner and host live next door. But that's no problem. We settled in for a few hours then headed out for dinner. Since I'd had an upset stomach the day before, Shandos decided the perfect meal for tonight was curry! But Glasgow is famous for its curries, so I relented and we headed to an Indian restaurant about 10 minutes up the road. Food was excellent, and thankfully didn't repeat on me!
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      Loch Lomond


      Waterfall near Loch Lomond


      Kelvingrove entrance

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    • Day 132

      Day 132: Working Day in Glasgow

      June 27, 2017 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      We didn't have much planned today, and didn't feel like traipsing back into town to visit another museum or gallery. Plus it was hammering rain.

      So we took the day off to do work, as we hadn't had a day off in ages - not since our dog-sit in the Cotswolds. I got a bunch of videos finished, Shandos did some blogging, and we did some research for continuing our trip beyond the UK when we leave in late July.

      Only time we left the house was to visit the local pub for dinner. And as a bonus, their Tuesday night special was all meals 5 pounds - sweet!
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