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River Foyers

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  • Day20

    Foyers

    August 6, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Samedi, 6 août 2016
    Nous ne pouvons pas s'en aller, sans dire au revoir à "nos" dauphins. Nous quittons ce magnifique lieu et le bord de mer pour aller au Loch Ness. Nous choisissons la rive est, en face du très touristique Urquhart Castle (présumé lieu d'apparition du monstre) et prenons nos quartiers à Foyers, minuscule village de vacances. Une belle randonnée nous amène au waterfalls, juste dommage que la pluie rend le chemin un peu glissant. Ça fait la deuxième fois ces vacances, que nous avons besoin d'imperméable, les autres épisodes pluvieuses étaient nocturnes. Nous sommes sur un "green award" camping, même le Nessie, exposé à l'entrée, est fait en matériel biodégradable.Read more

    René Graf

    Avec toute c'te flotte vous allez rouiller!

    8/12/16Reply
     
  • Day12

    Dornoch to Loch Ness

    June 7 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    After setting off the fire alarm cooking breakfast and waking up the campsite, we started off the day with a mooch around Dornoch village. It's a quaint little village, reminiscent of the Cotswolds with lots of lovely little shops. The star of the show was definately the general store which had all kinds of amazing food supplies and a very impressive selection of gins.

    Back in the van, we headed back North up the NC500 to Dunrobin Castle as we had run out of time on our way down yesterday. As we purchased our tickets, they advised us there was a falconry display in 10 minutes so we headed out to the gardens to watch. The falconer Andy was great and we got to see and learn about a falcon (the type I have forgotten), harris hawk and perigrine falcon. After the display we mooched around the beautiful gardens before heading to the cafe for some lunch which we ate outside in the glorious sunshine. We then had a look around the inside of the castle, once home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland.

    Today is actually our last day on the NC500 as we make our way slowly back to Edinburgh over the next few days however there were still a few sights to see. The landscape of the east coast is not as impressive as the west and there are fewer single track roads however there are still luscious green fields as far as the eyes can see filled with sheep, lambs, cows, calves and more sheep (there are so many sheep!) The road also hugs the coastline and with this glorious weather you can see where the crystal blue waters meet the horizon.

    Our next couple of stops did involve a slight detour off the NC500 in an attempt to see some salmon leaping up the river, Falls of Shin and Rogie Falls. We stopped at Falls of Shin first and after reading some of the signs we realised that the salmon don't actually travel back up the river until late summer. As we were there though we wandered down to have a look at the waterfall and within a few minutes we saw a huge salmon trying to jump up the rocks. There were also a couple of smaller fish trying to do the same. The water was really fast and I don't think any of them actually made it to the top but we were chuffed we got to see a few failed attempts. Rogie Falls was not as fruitful but the falls were pretty and there was a cool suspension bridge which made up for the lack of salmon sightings.

    After a quick pit stop at a local shop to grab an icecream we said goodbye to the NC500 and headed down to our campsite for the night, on the shores of Loch Ness. We did run out of time to do Inverness which was a shame however with direct flights from Bristol, we can always come back another time.

    Campsite: Loch Ness Shores
    Number of nights: 1
    Price: £34.95
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  • Day359

    Foyes

    May 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We have booked this site on the southern shore of Loch Ness for three nights. We will be speaking with the fracture clinic on Monday to review the ongoing treatment and best location for us to be.
    Sunday saw Karen spend a few hours with the sewing machine whilst I took myself off for a walk in the surrounding hills and along side Loch Mhor. It was a little grey overcast day but good for walking. Loch Mhor is a feeder loch for a hydro power station at Foyes on the side of Loch Ness below.
    Monday saw us return to Inverness to speak with the Orthopaedic specialist. After his examination he could not be sure whether this is a full rupture or a more easily fixed muscle tear. He thought it more likely the latter but treatment for the first two weeks would assume the former. The plaster was removed in favour of a support boot and we return to a clinic in Inverness in two weeks to determine progress. The treatment we have received in Inverness has been excellent, and everyone has been so cheery and supportive towards us, which very much helps in this situation.
    The scenery around here is stunning, and there are so many beautiful walks to be done - if only one can walk!!!!! We will have to return another time to take advantage of all this area has to offer.
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    Roland Doxsey

    So sorry to hear of Karens painful misfortune, what with Syd and Jo's travails it is obviously unsafe being retired!! Hope you can find a modus operandi for the next 6 weeks or so that stops Karen having cabin fever! Best Wishes from Pam & Roland

    5/21/19Reply
    K and A's road trip

    Cheers for those wishes. K has her sewing machine and I have my feet

    5/21/19Reply
    Georgie Peirce

    Hopefully it is the lesser injury and you’ll be on both tootsies again soon K!

    5/21/19Reply
     

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