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Whirlwind Holiday In The North Of Scotland

#1 by astoness , Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:59 pm

hi folks well i am back...had a wonderful time last week..think my feet have only just touched the ground[Little LOL] will list the things i did and places i went to and then i will edit a few photos and post them tomorrow...

SET OUT AT 5AM MONDAY MORNING...ARRIVED AT CAMP JUST OUTSIDE INVERNESS AT 3 PM..this included a few breaks along the way..
TUESDAY..WENT ON THE STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY..
WEDNESDAY...CRUISE ON LOCH NESS..GOT OFF FOR AN HOUR TO TOUR URQUHART CASTLE THEN BACK ONTO THE BOAT TO PICK UP POINT. BACK IN THE CAR.THEN HEADED FURTHER UP TO VISIT A LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE CALLED HELMSDALE WHERE I ONCE LIVED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS..THEN HEADED ON UP TO JOHN O GROATS..HEADED BACK TO BASE AND AS IT WAS DARK BY THEN IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THE OIL RIGS ALL LIT UP.THEY LOOKED LIKE GIANT CHRISTMAS TREES..
THURSDAY....ANOTHER BOAT TRIP ON THE MORAY FIRTH IN THE HOPES OF SEEING THE DOLPHINS...WAS REALLY LUCKY THAT DAY AS THERE WERE 3 OF THEM IN THE HARBOUR AND THEY FOLLOWED OUR BOAT OUT...ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TO SEE THEM..ONE OF THEM DIVED UNDER AND THEN CAME UP WITH A SALMON IN HER MOUTH...
FRIDAY SET OUT FOR HOME AT 8.30 AM ARRIVED HOME AT 8.30 PM..ON THE WAY BACK TOOK A SLIGHT DETOUR TO SEE HADRIANS WALL..SEEMED SILLY NOT TO AS WE WERE SO CLOSE TO IT...

CAME HOME SHATTERED BUT IT WAS AN AMAZING 4 DAYS...THE SCENERY WAS STUNNING...WALL TO WALL SUNSHINE EVERY DAY WITH TEMPS GETTING UP TO 25 WHICH IS AMAZING FOR THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND..I TOOK VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE DOLPHIN TOUR AND SAILING DOWN LOCH NESS BUT UNLESS I PUT THEM ONTO YOUTUBE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO SEE THOSE BUT LIKE I SAID I WILL PUTS A FEW ON TOMORROW...


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#2 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:00 pm

as promised a few photos out of the many i took...

STRATHSPEY RAILWAY


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:02 pm

Well done Lyn looks like you had a great time. Loch Ness is massive isn't it apparently there is more water in Loch ness than most of the other rivers put together.


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#4 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:05 pm

hi gra yes that is correct...already put one photo on will carry on now with the steam trip included a view from the train


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#5 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:08 pm

LOCH NESS...


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#6 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:10 pm

DOPHIN TRIP..just the boat and harbour i have the dolphins on video


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:10 pm

Nice pictures Lyn I see what you mean about the weather.


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#8 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:11 pm

JOHN O GROATS


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#9 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:12 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #8
JOHN O GROATS

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#10 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:12 pm

HADRIANS WALL


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#11 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:21 pm

URQUHART CASTLE ON THE BANKS OF LOCH NESS


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#12 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:32 pm

THE LOCH NESS WATER THIEF [Little LOL] ME CLAMBERING BACK UP WITH ME BOTTLE OF LOCH NESS WATER..TRAVELLED 1400 MILES IN 5 DAYS..


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#13 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:52 pm

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Nice pictures Lyn I see what you mean about the weather.


the weather was glorious gra...could not have wished for better..


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#14 by Slow Jo , Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:23 pm

So glad you had a good holiday lyn, had a look at your pic's really good ,the weather looked good to lucky you ,the weather can make or break your holiday's.


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#15 by astoness , Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:34 pm

yes jo the weather could not have been any better especially when you are touring around...so pleased it was last week and not this coming week as the weather has taken a nose dive by the looks of things..


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