For those of you who are following my travels, I’ve now returned from my five day coach trip to Scotland. Staying at Carrbridge we did all the usual tourist things. Had half a day in Inverness – probably needed longer to do it justice, to visit musuems etc. Sailed on Loch Ness – I realise the Loch Ness monster can’t be the original one, probably the great, great, great great son, etc. Which means there must be two Loch Ness monsters, a mummy one and a daddy one. Don’t take me seriously, I don’t think they exist.
Visited Urquhart Castle – complete with piper. Train journey from Kyle of Lochlalsh – brilliant, inspite of the rain. Went on a glass bottom boat to see the marine life – actually a glass sided boat, but fantastic nevertheless. One hour in Aviemore – probably long enough. Up the funicular railway in the Cairngorms. (Did you know that in the range, Ben Macdhui at 1,309 m is the second highest mountain in the British Isles. No, nor did I)
Also visited one or two or three outlet centres, garden centres and gift shops. Present buying for Christmas has been sorted.
Carol, the traveller.