Tuesday, June 27, 2006
When I was a lad, this track used to be part of the acknowledged "most beautiful railway line in Scotland" It ran from Ballachulish to Connel. It might be re-opened again as a cycle track. This is just 150 yards from our cottage at Kentallen and is referred to by Frances and Fred in their Travellers tale we have just been sent. They came in May and I don't think they had very good weather but they are far too nice to say so. Thank you both.
We arrived back in South Africa a couple of weeks ago after being on the move for nearly six weeks.
We had a most marvellous time at your cottage in Kentallen. It was very comfortable with everything that we needed for our visit there. It is an excellent base from which to explore the western side of Scotland and our son, Brad, had organised some great sight-seeing trips to Mull, Glencoe and the West Highland Railway. We also had excellent weather, which made our holiday really memorable.
Your extensive collection of local information is really first class and added greatly to our understanding of the immediate area. I enjoyed reading the story of the old Ballachulish railway and was able to pick out many of the old stations along the road as we drove around. One day it would be nice to walk the old track, as there seems to be a footpath there, according to your excellent selection of maps.
Thank you once again for the opportunity of staying at Bayview Cottage - it really was the highlight of our visit to Scotland.
Yours sincerely Fred and Frances
Posted by John Winkler at Tuesday, June 27, 2006