Monday, September 19, 2011

These pictures and this story are a joy. Yes, this is a Scottish holiday

Love the story Helen, and the pics are so good. We like people in our pics because with people there is always a story. All three of them are lovely. Thank you

Hello John and Gillian,

We had an absolutely brilliant holiday. We were so impressed with how well equipped your cottage is, you seem to have thought of everything we could possibly need. Thank you also for all your info on walks and things to see, really helpful.

Right where did we go: The Gondola on the Glen Nevis range, fab views from the top, also the Glencoe mountain ski range, lift up and walked down, Quite a challenging walk to the hidden/lost valley, which we loved, Lighthouse at Ardnamurchan, lovely scenery all the way, Stalker castle cafe, Ferry across to Lismore (should have allowed our selves more time on the island), Cuil Bay, Signal Rock, the lovely walk on Glen Nevis to I think it was Steall falls, had a drive around the beautiful Loch Leven, a visit to Oban, including the sea life centre and the distillery, also drove out to Invermorriston  and enjoyed a picnic by the river, a rather scary drive in the rain along the road that goes nowhere to Loch Etive, Oh, and climbed the ‘small’ hill behind the Duror hall. We were huffing and puffing, a wake up call that we need to get fitter! We enjoyed meals at the Holly Tree and the Clachaig Inn.

It is hard to say what was our favourite thing, we loved it all; but I think we both particularly enjoyed the walk to the hidden valley despite a freezing cold wade through a mountain stream to get there!

The weather was no worse than we expected, the first couple of days were good, one day very soggy and the rest a mixture, will send you pictures of us on the soggy day. We noticed that there doesn’t seem to be any such thing as drizzle in Scotland, just three drops as a warning, then a downpour. Thank heavens for whisky! ( or Real ale for Tim).

Thank you again for everything, we will definitely visit Scotland again, there was so much more we wanted to see.

Best wishes,
Tim and Helen Eustace

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