In reply to Lindybird:
Lindybird said:Clare & Limpy - I'm excited for you both, and your trip sounds wonderful. We drove through Glencoe once and it was spectacular. I'm sure you'll return with lots more great wildlife photos!!
I hate to think how many photos we'll return with. We're both capable of getting very carried away.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Pat O:
Pat O said:Not going to mention Iona as assume it's on your itinerary.
It's not, actually - if it involves much walking on arrival it's possible we won't go there as Limpy struggles to walk far.
Pat O said:There is a wonderful Eagle Watch group - you must go to one of their locations,
Very sadly they don't seem to be operating at the moment due the the pandemic.
Pat O said:Don't know where you're staying, but you should go to Glengorm Castle, right up in the north. The castle is now a conference centre and you can't go in - but there are some lovely views on the four-mile drive from the road and then to the most amazing little cafe with great home-made food.
Might well have to check that out!
Pat O said:You should also try to do the scenic route around the island. If you have only time to do it once, then clockwise, starting at Loch Scridain, is the better - but doing it both ways is best!
That sounds like a must do - and Loch Don isn't far from the route.
I think the only question I have at the moment is concerning cod - does anywhere on the island serve it? We're seeing lots of haddock on menus, which isn't to Limpy's liking. It makes no difference to me as I can't eat fish anyway.
CLARE- It is a fact that haddock is much more popular than cod up here. I don't know whether it's because it's more of a locally caught fish. To me, the only difference is in the texture but others may disagree.
I read about The Highland Clearances last night, that there were two events in history these people were displaced. Seems to happen everywhere in the world and throughout time. But the Scots are unparalleled in putting to song the nature of life's suffering. Thank you all for the pointers. Now, off to view some of those links! Much as I enjoy travel, I am always happy to be back in my own bed and quarters and fuddy duddy ways! I'm off to the Shaw today for a few days, back at the end of the week, hopefully uneventfully. Wishing you all well!
Clare, I wish you well on your journeys, too, and look forward to as many pics as you care to post! I also like cod better than haddock, hope Limpy finds some. Catch you on the other side of our respective trips.
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Bonnie relaxing, just now. No one can relax as much as a dog!!
Edit: If you can't make it out, her face is turned away from us.
Yawning after she spotted me!
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