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River Coe

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  • Day6

    Bus to Glencoe and Inverness

    April 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    We dragged our suitcases from the b&b to the train station where we could store the luggage. We walked at a good pace and the noise of our approaching wheels clattering over the cobblestones struck fear into the older and slower Scotsman we passed. All to no avail as we sit on a broken bus that has an intended destination of Glencoe. We were early for the bus, it was late, now it is getting a few squirts of WD40 so the door will open.

    We get to Glencoe and it is a pretty village with lots of character. We find a hiking trail and start out still dry, but rain threatens. Unfortunately (fortunately) we have no time for shopping because our bus was late. Only a bit of rain for our hike, and the ride back to Fort William is on time. We eat lunch and catch another bus for Inverness.

    There is no train to Inverness that doesn’t go back to Glasgow. That would be about a 10 hour day, so the 2 hour bus ride makes sense. It is raining hard as I write this, the road is narrow and lots of traffic. It seems we are up in the clouds, however Inverness has a sunny forecast so things should get better for our arrival.

    As Tom snoozed part of the way he missed the stunning scenery around him. As we got closer to Inverness everything was green and lush and the sun came out.
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  • Day7

    Glencoe Schottland

    October 3, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Glencoe gehört landschaftlich sicher zu den HIghlands meiner Schottland Reise.
    Genauso stellt man sich Schottland vor ♥ - grüne hohe Berge, zum Teil noch nebelverhangen, einsame weite Landschaften und einfach ein mystisches Gefühl. Postkartenmotive!

    Hier haben wir einen 20 minütigen Fotostopp eingelgt. Wer mehr Zeit hat kann viele Wanderungen machen.

    Die Temperatur hier und in den Highlands war deutlich kälter als in Edinburgh.

    Besucht haben wir Glencoe innerhalb eines Tagesausfluges ab/bis Edinburgh (Abfahrt 8:00 Uhr / Rückkunft ca. 20:00 Uhr), gebucht über Rabbies für 46 Pfund (www.rabbies.com).
    Außerdem besucht wurde: Loch Ness, Highlands
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  • Day9


    August 27, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 55 °F

    1:47 pm Photo stop at Glencoe. David showed us the site at Glencoe where the filming of the scenes of Hagrid's house took place in the Harry Potter films and explained the significance of Glencoe in Scottish history. The Campbell's murdered the McDonalds, who were guests at their estate, at the order of King William of Orange. This atrocious breech of hospitality has become legendary in Scotch history.Read more

  • Day14


    July 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Vandaag een tussendag met weinig bijzonderheden op de planning. Opgestaan met regen en het was fris (10 graden). Via een omweg (Loch Ness, Ben Nevis en de LIDL in Fort William) zijn we net aangekomen op een mooi plekje aan Loch Leven. Morgen hopen we een mooie wandeling te gaan maken als t weer meewerkt.Read more

  • Day14

    3e testje: verdubbelingssnelheid

    July 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Het antwoord op de vraag over productiesnelheid was 5 minuten. Hierbij de laatste testvraag:

    In een vijver drijft een eilandje van waterlelies. Elke dag wordt dit eilandje twee keer zo groot. Als het 48 dagen duurt voordat de hele vijver met waterlelies wordt bedekt, hoe lang zou het dan duren voordat de halve vijver wordt bedekt? 24 dagen of 47 dagen?Read more

  • Day10


    July 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Mercredi, 27 juillet 2016
    Qu'est ce qu'il est beau le Loch Lomond tout brillant dans le soleil matinal! Mais le temps change extrêmement vite ici, la brume reprend ses droits déjà en fin de matinée et nous accompagne pour le reste de la journée. Pour aller visiter Oban, nous passons un col avec un petit lac et longeons d'autres Lochs, apercevons des châteaux et sommes souvent en compagnie de moutons. Oban est une jolie petite ville portuaire d'où partent des bateaux pour les îles. Du superbon seafood nous est servi au Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. Quelques courses dans un fine-food-magasin et l'achat d'un atlas routier écossais faits, nous partons pour Glen Coe. Nous logeons au camping à côté du Glencoe Visitor Center. D'ici partent de nombreux parcours pour l'ascension des sommets écossais et c'est aussi un lieu historique où le massacre était perpétré contre le clan MacDonald, ordonné par le roi.Read more

  • Day13

    Glencoe - dzień 9

    June 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Dobry wieczór! Rano opuściliśmy Skye i zlapalismy podwójnego stopa do Glencoe. Wcześniej czytalismy o tej dolinie, a Francuzi, którzy nas tu podwieźli, jeszcze bardziej przekonali nas do tego miejsca. Jeśli jutro nie będzie padać, to przejdziemy się w tutejsze góry.

  • Day17

    Day 17: To Glencoe and Fort William

    April 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅

    Left Campbeltown to head to Fort William. We started the day really really well by taking the wrong road out of town and ending up in Machrihanish. Can't say I was disappointed though, because that has to be one of the best town names I have ever come across!! And it cannot be said without a slight Scottish accent, just to out the haggis on top. ;)

    So we got back on track and headed out the way we came in, he main road to/from Tarbert. And somewhere not far after this point, saw our first wild deer!!!! It was quite funny because or tourist cartoon map, showed deer in that exact spot!

    I believe we drove all the way to Glencoe. We stopped in here because I really waned to have a look around. There was a small thatch house down the main street and turns out that was a museum so we went in there to have a look around, it was a tiny place, and most of the museum was about the history of people in general, but there was one small area regarding the massacre at Glencoe. The MacDonald's were hated by a lot of people and so when James II (of England and James VII of Scotland), was deposed and eventually said his people in the north could beg their allegiance elsewhere, the government tried to stop the chief of Clan MacDonald from making it to swear his fealty on time. Thy had heard MacDonald was coming, and decided to allow it, even though he was a bit late, because he had tried so hard to get there on time and do the right thing. It was accepted, but the paper with all the signatures got sent, and his name scrubbed off. England sent a nearby clan to station with MacDonald, which they did for two weeks before there real orders came through to slaughter everyone under 70. Only a few refused. But most used loud guns in an apparent attempt to warn others. The chief was murdered and his wife let out onto the snow to freeze to death or eaten by wolves.

    The story is insane but there isn't s lot there to really look at or see. There is a monument at the end of town where a descendant of MacDonald erected something in 1888 or thereabouts.

    I saw on a map a visitor centre near one of the sites of origin of the three-pronged attack, and it mentioned something about a ruin. I tried to find it but we somehow missed it or took the wrong road to start with. I googled t later, and the sign appears to say it wasn't this ruin but it was close to here. Not quite the same thing, so I'm not too upset about missing it.

    Continued driving around Loch Leven and onto Fort William where we had a great place in town and were about to cook our own meals. Right smack in the centre.
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