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    • Day6

      Durch die Highlands

      September 9 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Wunderschöne Panoramafahrt quer durch die Highlands, sieht auf den Bildern nicht so aus, aber mehrmals 20 % Steigung/Gefälle. Sind jetzt für 2 Nächte in Inverness. Danach in den Norden des schottischen Festlands.Read more

    • Day7

      North Coast 500

      September 10 in Scotland ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Morgen beginnt mein Schottland Highlight, die Fahrt auf der Traumstraße um den rauhen Norden Schottlands. Für uns auch Neuland. Inverness war nett, aber ohne Highlights, die ein Foto wert gewesen wären. Zeit genutzt, um Ale und Cider zu verkosten und toll indisch zu essen.Read more

      Traveler

      Glück auf, Axel! Und weiterhin gute Reise. Was für ein tolles königsblaues WE!

       
    • Day14

      Dolphins Spirit Inverness

      June 17 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

      Ja, es ist wahr, nach verregneter Nacht heute Sommer. Danke Kirsten, liebe Grüße nach Straßburg. Also zum Delphin Strand, da stehen bereits viele Menschen und warten... Als wir kommen geht's los. Durchaus beachtlich wie die schottischen Delphine sich hier zeigen, leider wird die Kamera immer im falschen Moment ausgelöst...aber egal, das ganze Strand Feeling mit Sonne, Wolken, Wind und Meer ist grandios. Fehlte bisher gewaltig! Nach Strandmarsch, Imbiss und Bierchen wieder in die Stadt, dort dann ein fabulöses Early-Evening-Dinner mit Möwe jetzt ist die Luft aber raus...Read more

      Traveler

      Sommer 🤩☀️👍

      6/18/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ja geht doch ihr zwei😊

      6/18/22Reply
      Traveler

      Sieht geil aus

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    • Day10

      Inverness, discovering Jamie & Claire

      May 22 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Wir erreichen das Hotel und sind begeistert - dort wird eine Hochzeit gefeiert. Die Herren sind nicht in Kragen und Schlips - nein, sie tragen Kilt, Strümpfe mit einem Dolch, der dort versteckt wird, kleine Täschchen aus Seehundfell oder Nerz und sehen somit seeehr stattlich aus :-) Die beiden kleinen Herren sind noch unbewaffnet - und sehr stolz auf ihre Tracht. Herrlich.Read more

      Traveler

      Unsere 3. Unterkunft, Kingsmill Hotel, und im Hotel findet eine schottische Hochzeit statt. Alle Männer in Kilt, sieht toll aus.

      5/23/22Reply
      Traveler

      Oh… wie schön und bezaubernd sind die Menschen…. Traumhaft! 😍🥂💕

      5/25/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ihr habt gar nicht viel Gepäck…🤣

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    • Day13

      InverNessie

      June 16 in Scotland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

      Yo! Kaum sind wir von der Insel runter, hört der Regen auf und es wird warm. Für schottische Verhältnisse geradezu hochsommerlich. Loch Ness und Urquhart Castle nach einigen Stunden erreicht, 13 Pfund Eintritt für alte Steine... Und hier entsteht der Eindruck von Massentourismus. Aber bei Bier und Burger im Pub gleich neben unserem B&B lässt sich einiges wegstecken. Noch schöner sind die beer gardens am River Ness, da scheint kurz sogar die Sonne. Aloha!Read more

      Traveler

      Na also, morgen ist sicher auch bei euch der Sommer angekommen 😉

      6/16/22Reply
      Traveler

      Jooo Prost

      6/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      wie schön 😊

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    • Day25

      Glencoe, Loch Ness, Inverness

      May 23 in Scotland ⋅ 🌧 50 °F

      Two more had to leave our tour group today because of Covid. We’re down to 16.

      I can’t believe how packed today was with activities! We headed north today up into the rugged Highlands. We stopped the the “weeping glen” town of Glencoe. It is the site of the infamous massacre between the Campbells and the MacDonalds. The cliffs seem to be weeping (cascading waterfalls) when it rains. The intense feeling still runs deep today hundreds of years later between the two clans. There are some pubs that won’t serve the Campbells. Glencoe was a location site for Monty Python, Harry Potter, Outlander, and Skyfall.

      On our travels today we stopped at a ski lift and took a ride to the top..about 4000 ft. Nigel, our guide, warmed us up with a dram of whisky when we reached the frigid top. I drank it and didn’t like it!

      We also visited the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the Loch Ness which was the largest medieval castle in Scotland. The ruins of Urquhart Castle are said to be over 1,000 years old and dates back to the 13th century. The castle played a pivotal role as a defensive position for both the Scots and the English.

      We continued north and took a cruise on Loch (lake) Ness where there were no sightings of the Loch Ness (Nessie) Monster! Interesting fact: All the lakes and rivers in England and Wales would not fill up Loch Ness!

      The day continued with a drive to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. We took a short orientation walk along the River Ness before enjoying a group dinner at The Mustard Seed. To finish off the night Becky and I went with April and her mom Susan to the oldest pub in Inverness, The Gellions. It’s a local pub with nightly live Scottish music. It was lively, loud, and a fun way to end the night.

      Oh, a little extra. The Queen loves swans, and they are under the Royal Protection of the Queen. They can’t be killed.

      Also, how many English have been on the throne throughout history? None! There was a joke going around after Brexit that perhaps the Queen should be given a German passport!
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      Oh My God!! Look how happy you both look. Seeing this picture reminds me how very much I miss you both. But that’s so selfish of me. I don’t want time to rush away from you and this amazing trip. Keep the pictures and stories coming. Is that an egg yolk in Becky’s beer?!?!? [Elizabeth Wilson]

      5/23/22Reply

      Absolutely not an egg yolk! We are missing you, too. [Rebecca Kuzmik]

      5/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      You are becoming more adventurous every day! So happy you are having a great time!!

      5/23/22Reply

      Loving the stories, history and specular pictures. What a beautiful country!💓 [Marcia]

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    • Day12

      Inverness #Day12

      August 23 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Alla ricerca del mostro!!!
      Dopo una colazione abbondante per non farci trovare impreparati dalla tempesta sul lago, siamo salpati alla ricerca del famigerato mostro di Lochness.
      In realtà prima abbiamo preso un pullman con guida che ci ha spiegato un po' dei dintorni. E il tempo non era nemmeno così brutto. Anzi, il lago era calmissimo. Però era scenico scrivere così.
      Non avendo trovato dal sonar tracce del mostro, abbiamo visitato le rovine del castello di Urquhart.
      Tornati a Inverness abbiamo passeggiato per il centro, visitato il museo locale, passato del tempo nella libreria Leakey (una chiesa convertita in libreria) e poi sosta in albergo per una sciacquata prima di aperitivo e cena.

      Domani si parte dopo colazione per la prossima tappa!
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      Veramente strano quell’essere vicino allo Yak….!!!!!! Auguri di buon compleanno 🎉🎈 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺 [Sarino]

      8/24/22Reply
      Traveler

      😂😂

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      Traveler

      grazie!

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    • Day6

      Eine Schlossbesichtigung gehört dazu!

      September 1 in Scotland ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

      Cawdor Castle and Garden:

      Es gehört zu einem der Pflichtprogrammpunkte, wenn man in Schottland unterwegs ist, dass man die Nachkommen eines verarmten Landadels mit einem üppigen Eintrittsgeld für den Zutritt in ihr Erbe unterstützt, um dann deren alten Trödel, alte Bilder und noch ältere Vorhänge anzuschauen. Ob der Landadel nun wirklich verarmt war, wissen wir natürlich nicht, aber dass der Eintritt üppig war, schon. Die nächsten 25 Pfund waren schnell ausgegeben. Für das Schloss wäre das wohl schon etwas happig gewesen, aber für den verwunschenen Garten hätten wir sicherlich auch das Doppelte bezahlt.Read more

      Traveler

      Ach was seid ihr winzig!

      9/2/22Reply
      Traveler

      Richtig schön verspielt.

      9/2/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ihr wart die einzigen Gäste?

      9/2/22Reply
      Traveler

      Gewusst wie...einfach kurz vor Kassenschluss noch angelatscht kommen...

      9/2/22Reply
      Traveler

      Vor allem der Thomas 😉

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    • Day28

      island's highlands

      September 23 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

      Plenty of people have already asked "What has been your favourite part of the trip so far?" but nobody has yet asked "What is your least favourite part of the trip so far?" Maybe they just assume my answer will be Heathrow Terminal 5 - which is a reasonable enough assumption I suppose.

      I think having a freak out in Nottingham (all the way to Derbyshire and back) has been my least favourite part so far, but burning out here in Inverness gets a solid silver medal.

      The cumulative result of too many short stays for me has been a sort of peregrination anhedonia, an inability to take delight in the most delightful possible travel experiences. I went to bed miserable last night, and I woke up even more miserable. As far as I was concerned, it didn't matter if Inverness were heaven or a shit-hole. My itinerary was starting to feel like a set of flash cards. I just wanted to get through it, which is no way to travel.

      Stuart was sympathetic, and he and I explored our options cautiously, wondering which elements of our sadistic itinerary could be removed without a lifetime of regret. We found a way to extend our Bristol stay from 3 nights to 4, and a place where we could stay in London near a tube station instead of in Cornwall, near a pixie. This will really help our final day in the UK. (Originally that final day involved a drive from Newquay to Bristol, a train from Bristol to Heathrow, renting a luggage hotel, and then spending the whole day waiting for our 9pm flight out!)

      Limping around Inverness tonight in our tracky dacks, breathing the cool mountain air, looking at the Platonic perfection of the River Ness, we wondered what sort of stay we could have had here if we hadn't been burned out. Maybe some other time, or some other lifetime.

      Shopping today consisted of a few fridge magnets, a Marks and Spencer Quiche, a book of short stories by Guy de Maupassant, and a London hotel. We will watch TV and conk out tonight.
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      Traveler

      The trip is getting old perhaps, you are gorgeous!

      Traveler

      It was in flood all those years ago when we were there and looked then like a raging brown beast!

      Traveler

      Oh but that sky!

       
    • Day28

      Inverness

      September 23 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

      Inverness is a beautiful mid-size town. The River Ness runs through it on its way to nearby Loch Ness. There are bridges, churches, steeples, town halls, blue plaques of historical significance, cobbled streeets, lots of tourists, pubs, inns and taverns wherever you look, restaurants, cafes, shops and arcades. And out further where the locals live, their homes and livelihoods.

      I mentioned in my previous footprint that we did not leave enough time for Inverness and that this was a mistake. In truth, there is a lot of really good stuff to see here and surrounding, but we were not in any shape to avail oursselves of it. The day of travelling here was one of two days planned, then to pack up and head off, relinquish the car and fly south again. It was simply beyond us, and we had to admit to ourselves that we could not keep going the way we had been. Something had to give.

      Thus, we have changed our plans for the final week of our UK Sojourn. We have abandoned Cornwall this time, and will extend our stay in Bristol by one day, then head back to London to stay three nights in a comfortable hotel to decompress and ready ourselves for the long and rather arduous flight back home. We are comfortable with our decision and feeling the better for it already.

      I post here a few pics of the beautiful Inverness. If you get a chance to come here one day, you should take it.
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      Traveler

      This is a winner!

      Traveler

      I want to be there!

       

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Inverness, إنفرنيس, İnverness, Инвърнес, Inbhir Nis, Ινβερνές, اینورنس, Inbhear Nis, אינוורנס, Ինվերնես, INV, インヴァネス, Инвернесс, 인버네스, Invernesas, انورنس, Innerness, Инвернес, อินเวอร์เนสส์, Інвернесс, 印威內斯

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