Thursday, August 05, 2010

People sometimes drive too far in Scotland, and exhaust themselves


This is the climbing wall in the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven. Good for a rainy day just to go, have coffee and watch. Also they serve food very late in the evening, - no they don't anymore, I've just checked. Why do places need chefs to be on duty for a late snack? Microwave baked potatoes sound all right to me and even I can do that. 


We do get guests from Europe who find us by searching around the websites. They are all really nice. They tend to do too much driving very often. Petar and Jurgen did the right thing in staying in Skye. It is too far to go there and back in a day.  People do it, though. We always advise against it.

Advice on driving in Scotland. Several Scotland driving pages are linked to this

Hallo John,
We had wonderful holiday in Glencoe. The weather was not so bad. Sun and rain change very quickly, sometime it was very warm. 
Now we are on the Isle of Skye for one week and then we want to go for one week to Inverness and Loch Ness. 
The cottage was o.k. for us and we say thank you. 
Petar und J├╝rgen


John
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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FISHING AROUND GLENCOE MONSTER LANDED BY 13year old GIRL

Fishing off the old pier by tghe Stone holuse, Kentallen, Appin

Fishing story Glencoe, fishing Oban,  fishing West coast of Scotland,  fishing Loch Linnhe,  fishing Firth of Lornbe, fishing Mull
Eat your heart out fishermen of Glencoe. Bet you've never caught anything like this.

A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has landed a monster skate weighing 225.5lb on a charter boat from Oban – one of the largest caught by rod and line.

Fishing story Glencoe, fishing Oban,  fishing West coast of Scotland,  fishing Loch Linnhe,  fishing Firth of Lornbe, fishing Mull
Erin Cherry, who was on holiday with her family from Lennoxtown, near Glasgow, was fishing from the Gannet in the Firth of Lorn between eastern Mull and Easdale when she hooked the huge fish.

The female skate, caught using mackerel as bait on June 19, measured 91in from its snout to the tip of its tail and 70in across at its widest point. It was caught at a depth of 425ft.

Fishing story Glencoe, fishing Oban,  fishing West coast of Scotland,  fishing Loch Linnhe,  fishing Firth of Lornbe, fishing Mull
Adrian Lauder, owner of the Gannet, who comes from Barcaldine in Appin said: “She was very young to land a thing that size, 235lb is the biggest ever landed by a rod and line".

“I was telling her to let it run when it needed to, I didn’t want her to tire herself out. It was a good two-and-a-half hours she did landing it.

“The poor wee soul was exhausted, she staggered off the boat. Her legs must have been like rubber. Any well-built man would be doing well to land a thing that size. The pressure they put on the line, it’s like fighting a grand piano down there.”

Fishing story Glencoe, fishing Oban,  fishing West coast of Scotland,  fishing Loch Linnhe,  fishing Firth of Lornbe, fishing Mull
Erin said: “I knew it was going to be a real big fish by the tug and the gear I had to use as I’ve never used a harness to catch a fish before.

“Reeling it in was the best bit. When I saw the skate I thought, wow.

“It would be better to have more girls take up fishing,” she added.
Fishing story Glencoe, fishing Oban,  fishing West coast of Scotland,  fishing Loch Linnhe,  fishing Firth of Lornbe, fishing Mull
Mr Lauder has submitted all the information about the skate, which was released back to sea, to the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme and the Scottish Sea Anglers Conservation Network scheme

John
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£100 off 28th August holiday lochside cottage Glencoe Fort William



If you are looking for 2/4 people in a pretty holiday cottage beside the loch for the last week in August look no further.


£100 off 28th August holiday lochside cottage Glencoe Fort William
Glencoe is the most famous and most beautiful glen in Scotland. Fort William is the home of the renowned Ben Nevis.


£100 off 28th August holiday lochside cottage Glencoe Fort William
The self catering cottage is equipped with full mod cons, new kitchen, new bathroom, everything you could want

£100 off 28th August holiday lochside cottage Glencoe Fort William
The wild life outside the cottage is spectacular, there is a wonderful nearby, and the famous Glencoe massacre took place just up the road. There are 20 locals walks of all kinds in the self catering cottage area

£100 off 28th August holiday lochside cottage Glencoe Fort William
The usual price for August is £595, but we have reduced this by £100 because the children have gone back to school and it is all going quieter then.

Email; kentalleninfo@yahoo.co.uk or look at the website for all the details.
Lochside holiday cottage between Glencoe and fort William in the Highlands of Scotland
John
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
Short breaks in Scotland, Last minute cottage holidays Scotland, Autumn, Winter, Spring
Holiday accommodation, B&Bs, hotels in the West of Scotland
Travellers Tales from the highlands of Scotland
Find your ideal holiday cottage anywhere
The most beautiful photographs of Glencoe
The achingly beautiful area of Appin, Scotland
20 brilliant walks around our cottage area
Easy hill walks in Glencoe
Why not walk up Ben Nevis one day?
Easier Munroe walks in Glencoe
 
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