Friday, August 01, 2008

Had a very happy honeymoon here in the cottage

Gillian and I have been in the cottage for this last week. It has been adorable, the weather in the early part of the week was brilliant. Too hot. We've had warm rain to-day.
I took this picture at Loch Arkaig last Tuesday. It is a remote and beautiful place. Apparently, somewhere about, there is buried a trunk full of French gold to support the rebel army of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the Rebellion of 1745. Of course I believe it.

We found this lovely message in our Guest Book from the previous visitors to the cottage.

"Love the views of the loch, the waterfall and the sheepy visitors that drop by every evening. Found the cottage guidebook really helpful and informative, and the os maps came in handy.

Weather was very mixed - don't do a Loch Sheil cruise or drive all the way to Skye in horizontal rain! But we had some fantastic days out and even got sunburnt on Mull.

The Great Western railway had spectacular scenery and we saw a sea eagle driving down the Ardnamurchan peninsular. The highlight of the trip was a cruise around staff and the Treshish islands - sitting next to puffins and seeing so many guillemots, razorbills and cormorants, was very special. To top it off we saw seals and a basking shark on the return to Mull.

Thanks, and for a fab meal definitely go to the Holly Tree Restaurant - the sticky toffee pud was scrumptious."

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