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    • Day 96

      Auchentoshan, Glasgow Scottland

      August 12, 2022 in Scotland ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Founded by Irish refugees in 1825 on the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan is one of the last active distilleries in the Lowlands. In common with other Lowland (and Irish) whiskies, Auchentoshan malt whisky is distilled three times (as opposed to most Scottish malt whisky, which is distilled twice). This triple-distillation has the effect of softening the flavour and body of the end product. If you don't like Scotch because it's to harsh and tastes peaty, this distillery is for you. Softer mild flavors are what distinguish many Scotchs from the lowlands of Scottland and they are to more of our liking. Our tour guide called this a breakfast scotch, so there you go.

      We chose this distillery because Emily and Dave had a bottle of Auchentoshan at home. A bartender at a whiskey bar in Lowell called "The Keep" recommended it to us when we said we didn't like the peaty taste of Scotch. When we found out the distillery was on our path we had to visit.
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    • Day 103

      The dome, a storm and Detelina

      August 2, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Today the sky is ominous, it could be a bit darker but not much and Detelina and I made a date to meet at the Dome restaurant at 12 noon. Later I got a message to say she was running late but I should order some tea and enjoy the ambiance of the place.

      I wasn't prepared for such a beautiful beautiful environment I believe Georgian all wood panelling, Gold and chandeliers, soft jazz music, waiters and waitresses in black waistcoats, trousers and white shirts and ties, white table cloths on tables, elegant, oh so elegant. Everything thought of here.

      A lovely woman took my soaking wet poncho and jacket while another led me through to our table. My what opulence! It certainly was a beautiful space to sit and reflect, catch up on myself after battling a severe gale force wind and rain to get here! Honestly people were being blown around the streets, taking cover under what arches they could find while I battled on determined to get to the restaurant.

      I was totally impressed when Detelina finally arrived how she commanded attention immediately. Dressed in a cream lace high necked, waisted dress with lace sleeves, and cream classic high heels she was a vision to behold. We were immediately stormed by waiters and she played the part like a queen. I had taken some flowers for her which she absolutely loved and got the attention of one of the waitresses to "please put my flowers in water for me until I go". I think the waitress was a bit taken back, but, after a slight pause said "ofcourse and would you like to order now?" to which Detelina replied, looking at myself " No, I think we'd like to catch up for a little while, thank you". "I'll come back in ten minutes, will that be OK" said the nonplussed waitress.

      I could only gawp at the absolute sense of entitlement Detelina portrayed. I would never have asked a wait staff to look after my flowers. I may have asked for more time to look at a menu, but Detelina gave the overall impression that she was in charge!! A very commanding young woman.

      The same thing happened after each course as well. After our soup course a waiter approached us again looking beseechingly at Detelina and giving her great eye contact, asking if we wanted coffee! Detelina looked at me quizzically then turning back to him replied "we'll wait until after dessert, thank you". He thought we were finished! Indeed one waiter took our cutlery away after the soup course, which took us an hour to complete!! When a waiter brought our main out he was puzzled as to where our cutlery was. Another hour went by as we ate our delicious roasted stuffed aubergine, chatting excitedly and trying to cover every single aspect of life since we last met four years ago.

      Eventually main course finished, the waitress asked if we would like coffee when Detelina enquired as to a dessert menu. Dessert ordered along with coffees, Detelina asked for a delay again as we sipped our water and chatted incessently over the next fifteen minutes. Our delicious vegan dessert and coffee over, we were beginning to slow down our conversation and contemplate the journey home. Detelina insisted on walking me to my bus and we hovered under her umbrella arm in arm to Princes St and my bus.

      We had forgotten the flowers! Later Detelina messaged to say she had remembered when she was half way home on the bus, got off the bus and went back to the restaurant in that storming Edinburgh day to fetch them. She attracted far too much attention on her way with an armful of flowers, but had enjoyed our day very much, as did I. A great memory.
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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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    • Day 111

      Juxtaposed Johnstone

      September 26, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      After a restful sleep, a filling breakfast, and repacked baggage, we bid Uncle D and his gracious hospitality farewell. Another quick stop into Cairnbaan to visit with cousin B, and we were off towards Glasgow.

      The drive south was heavenly in the Polestar 2. The weather was perfect. Effortless power to pass slow moving vehicles quickly in the short overtaking spots! Wee!

      We made a sight detour into Glasgow city center to return an item at a shop and explore a bit. The central business district looked pretty tired and shabby. Not to mention the horrific rush hour traffic jammed-up on the freeway causing a back log into down town... A managed to deftly navigate us away from the freeways and to our evening destination in Johnstone, just west of Paisley.

      The Lynnhurst Hotel used to be an old Manor house and promotes their venue and lovely gardens for weddings. Unfortunately the hotel didn't have a charging station, so once we unpacked we drove a short distance to slow-charge overnight. For dinner we settled on an Italian restaurant on High Street. The two young servers were quiet entertaining to watch with their youthful exuberance. Service was quick, though not the highest quality food 🙊

      We were excited to head to sleep. Our morning flight to Croatia will start the next chapter of the adventure ✈️🤗
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    • Day 108

      East Kilbride with family

      August 7, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Back to East Kilbride today to visit A. Mrgt and see if I can be of any help. Tucked up in bed, Cindy had stayed the night with her and had had quite a time of it helping A. Margaret who is fiercely independent. I offered to stay the night but Cindy also wanted to stay. Back at Ronnie and Cindy's home for dinner with Erika who is over from Germany for the occasion.Read more

    • Day 5

      Ziel 5 Bishopton bei Glasgow

      August 23, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      An einem Country Club mit Stellplatz angekommen und das Nachtlager aufgeschlagen.
      Lias Essen 🥣 gegeben und Nicole hat Wäsche und Essen für uns gemacht.
      Das Wetter passt auch und wir können draußen essen 🥣🤩
      Lias ist nun sehr müde und ich bringe ihn ins Bett. Dann noch etwas an der Bar Chillen und dann auch ab in das Bett 🛌, gute Nacht 😴
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    • Day 6

      Tagesziel 5: Bishopton bei Glasgow

      August 23, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Heute übernachten wir bei einem Country Club.
      Da wir keine große Lust zum kochen haben gibt es heute wieder mal kalte Küche.
      Nach einer eiskalten Dusche (entweder wurde das ganze warme Wasser von der 4köpfigen Familie vor mir aufgebraucht oder ich war zu dämlich es richtig einzustellen 🤪) sind wir noch in die Bar gegangen und haben den Abend gemütlich ausklingen lassen.Read more

    • Day 17

      Dumbarton Castle Berg 1

      May 19, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Zum Ende des Tages besiegen wir noch Dumbarton Castle. Und das im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes. Das bisschen, was vom Schloss noch übrig ist, liegt oben auf zwei Bergen und muss über eine Menge Treppenstufen erklommen werden. Vom Castle ist nicht mehr viel zu sehen, aber die Ausblicke sind den Aufstieg wert.Read more

    • Day 18

      Newark Castle

      May 20, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Ein kleines Castle, das nicht so richtig schön gelegen ist. Eine Werft und die Straße befreien es auf zwei Seiten. Die beiden anderen Seiten sind der Firth of Clyde und ein Park. Da das Castle wohl gerade renoviert weiter, ist nicht alles zu besichtigen. Aber insgesamt ist es schon OK!Read more

    • Day 18

      Newark Castle - Innen

      May 20, 2023 in Scotland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

      Auch innen gibt es ganz interessante Sachen. Eine der ersten geraden Treppen in schottischen Schlössern und Burgen. Ein in einer Holzvertäfelung eingebautes Klapp-Bett habe ich auch noch nie in einem Castle gesehen.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Renfrewshire, RFW, Рэнфрушыр, Ренфрушър, Siorrachd Rinn Friù, Ренфрушир, Swydd Renfrew, رنفروشر, Comhairle Shiorrachd Rinn Friú, Comhairle Shiorrachd Rinn Friù, Coontae Rinn Friù, レンフルーシャー, 렌프루셔 주, Renfrušyras, رنفریوشائر, Ренфрюшир, 伦弗鲁郡

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