050911      John L Cooke (Suzuki GSXR) and McGoo ('95Thunderbird)head north across the Clyde on the Dunoon Ferry after crossing the Irish Sea on the Larne-Troon ferry. We are heading North to The Isle of Skye, hugging the West Coast of Scotland as much as possible.
We stopped here on our way back to Dubnoon. The bridge made a perfect picnic table.
Gearr Abhainn Bridge
Stopped here on the ruturn to Dunoon for a light late lunch. The Bridge parapet made a perfect picnic table.
Inverary Castle bridge with "The Folly" built by the 3rd Earl of Argyll atop the hill behind.
Inverary Castle Bridge
Inverary Castle, seat of Duke of Argyll
We took the afternoon of Thursday to see the seat of the 13th Duke of Argyll. What an insight into the history of Scotland and what a display, with rosettes of the Brown Bess Rifles and Bayonets, of the weapons from the Battle of Culloden. Highly recommended.
View of the Inverary Castle Bridge, from the Castle. Note the hole in the middle. Prizes for the correct answer.
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Pulled into this picnic area hidden from the road by trees. As we stopped, we saw that we were disturbing this young couple who had set out their sumptious lunch. But they beckoned us to join them and we shared our pickles, plums, tomatoes, apples and pears. They had bought lovely cheese in Oban, but they had left a baguette in the deli, which we said we would rescue, but we couldn't see the deli!
Nice Northumberlanders!
Loch Leven
Loch Leven
Kinlochleven IceWall
Kinlochleven
Looking South from Spean Bridge
The Memorial to The Commando's as Lochaber was where they trained during WW2.
View away from Spean Bridge towards Ben Nevis
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Creag nan Damh
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Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle
Beinn Dearg Mhor
South towards Sligachan
Sunset at Portree, Isle of Skye
This was our evening stop where we stayed at The Pier Hotel B&B.
We had hoped to eat fish and chips in the Chip Shop next door, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal had cooked for his programme, but it closed at 8pm. We were 2 minutes too late!
Next morning the weather closed in and within 30 minutes of setting off heavy rain started and continued for the rest of the day. None the less, we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Next morning the weather closed in and within 30 minutes of setting off heavy rain started and continued for the rest of the day. None the less, we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Just behind Cookie is The Storr.
The Storr, Skye
Loch Gowan
Loch Gowan
I think the McGowans left this place 2 centuries ago because the turnip crop failed!
Loch Gowan
Aghnasheen
Black Water Bridge, Gorstan
Black Water Bridge, Gorstan
Lael Falls
Lael Falls Cottage
Someone brought seeds from Yosemite and planted these on his way home.
Weather closing in over Ullapool
View from The Arch
Superb Inn where we dried out and had a magnificent evening meal. Michael and his wife Karen run this clean and tidy hotel. 
We will use this haven again.
We stayed at The Old Rectory and walked into Inverary , where we had a superb dinner at The George Inn.
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Stayed here on Thursday night. Very clean and comfortable B&B with a superb breakfast, before heading to the Inverary Jail, which is a very interesting historic tourist attraction.
Enjoying June's super Old Rectory breakfast. No need for lunch that day!
McGoo & Cookie head Skyewards
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Dunoon Ferry
050911 John L Cooke (Suzuki GSXR) and McGoo ('95Thunderbird)head north across the Clyde on the Dunoon Ferry after crossing the Irish Sea on the Larne-Troon ferry. We are heading North to The Isle of Skye, hugging the West Coast of Scotland as much as possible.
Gearr Abhainn Bridge, North of Inverary
We stopped here on our way back to Dubnoon. The bridge made a perfect picnic table.
Gearr Abhainn Bridge
Gearr Abhainn Bridge
Stopped here on the ruturn to Dunoon for a light late lunch. The Bridge parapet made a perfect picnic table.
Inverary Castle Bridge
Inverary Castle bridge with "The Folly" built by the 3rd Earl of Argyll atop the hill behind.
Inverary Castle Bridge
Inverary Castle, seat of Duke of Argyll
Inverary Castle
We took the afternoon of Thursday to see the seat of the 13th Duke of Argyll. What an insight into the history of Scotland and what a display, with rosettes of the Brown Bess Rifles and Bayonets, of the weapons from the Battle of Culloden. Highly recommended.
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View of the Inverary Castle Bridge, from the Castle. Note the hole in the middle. Prizes for the correct answer.
DSCF6697
Lunch stop with the VW'ers from Newcastle, Arduane
Pulled into this picnic area hidden from the road by trees. As we stopped, we saw that we were disturbing this young couple who had set out their sumptious lunch. But they beckoned us to join them and we shared our pickles, plums, tomatoes, apples and pears. They had bought lovely cheese in Oban, but they had left a baguette in the deli, which we said we would rescue, but we couldn't see the deli!
Nice Northumberlanders!
Loch Leven
Loch Leven
Kinlochleven IceWall
Kinlochleven
Looking South from Spean Bridge
Commando Monument Spean Bridge
The Memorial to The Commando's as Lochaber was where they trained during WW2.
View away from Spean Bridge towards Ben Nevis
IMG_0341
Creag nan Damh
DSCF6703
Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle
Beinn Dearg Mhor
South towards Sligachan
Sunset at Portree, Isle of Skye
Sunset at Portree, Isle of Skye
This was our evening stop where we stayed at The Pier Hotel B&B.
We had hoped to eat fish and chips in the Chip Shop next door, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal had cooked for his programme, but it closed at 8pm. We were 2 minutes too late!
Stenscholl
Next morning the weather closed in and within 30 minutes of setting off heavy rain started and continued for the rest of the day. None the less, we thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The Storr, Skye
Next morning the weather closed in and within 30 minutes of setting off heavy rain started and continued for the rest of the day. None the less, we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Just behind Cookie is The Storr.
The Storr, Skye
Loch Gowan
Loch Gowan
Loch Gowan
I think the McGowans left this place 2 centuries ago because the turnip crop failed!
Loch Gowan
Aghnasheen
Black Water Bridge, Gorstan
Black Water Bridge, Gorstan
Lael Falls
Lael Falls Cottage
Giant Redwood, Lael Falls
Someone brought seeds from Yosemite and planted these on his way home.
Weather closing in over Ullapool
View from The Arch
The Arch Inn, Ullapool
Superb Inn where we dried out and had a magnificent evening meal. Michael and his wife Karen run this clean and tidy hotel.
We will use this haven again.
Main St, Inverary at The Old Rectory
We stayed at The Old Rectory and walked into Inverary , where we had a superb dinner at The George Inn.
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The Old Rectory B&B, Inverary
Stayed here on Thursday night. Very clean and comfortable B&B with a superb breakfast, before heading to the Inverary Jail, which is a very interesting historic tourist attraction.
The Old Rectory
Enjoying June's super Old Rectory breakfast. No need for lunch that day!
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