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Castle Continued

The castle is set on the outskirts of a small town.  There is a road that runs up to the castle with houses on the opposite side.  The road ends at a small carpark and there is a small river … Continue reading

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Holy shit. It’s a castle!

There was a bit of hullaballoo when my mother headed back home and I continued my journey alone.   We’d been to Temple Meads Station the day before to arrange for her transport to Heathrow. The folk at the ticket office … Continue reading

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What?

How can it be that I’m bored with my travel story?  This makes no sense.  I was outrageously excited to be there and had an exceptionally good time for a lot of the time.  Concern about my mother dominated a … Continue reading

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Our Happy Western Highland Hideaway

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Ugh … Ahh…

Despite my grumbling about our stay in Inverness, I actually liked the town.  Bustling and growing, it had a weird vibe that I don’t know how to describe without sounding insane.  It seemed a bit like a rough and tumble … Continue reading

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Stirling Silver

So all that ramble about Stirling Castle and I didn’t even put up the photos.  Not that they are particularly interesting unless you are me which you aren’t.  But they’re pretty enough to post.  You might like them.   We’ll … Continue reading

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Wish I’d kipped on the banquette at Nellie Dean’s

Our next port of call was Inverness and then on to our Airbnb stay in the Western Highlands.  This was the view from the train en route to Inverness. And this was the pretty view from my room in Inverness:  … Continue reading

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Smoking ruins

When I first arrived at Heathrow as an eager 18 year old ripe for adventure, I was part of a group bound for Enrichment at Oxford.  To help us overcome our jet-lag, they herded us from plane to coach and … Continue reading

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Aye

Signs of the referendum were everywhere:  on the bus, in the pub, on the statue of the 7th Duke of Queensberry.  Buskers on the Royal Mile were singing about it.  Newspapers were writing about it.  And politicians were just messing … Continue reading

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Edinburgh was better than I’d dared to hope.

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