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Alness near Inverness

the rain has arrived

hello from alness - near inverness. The weather finally broke and we got very wet and windblown yesterday ----- we went to the most northerly point and have a photo to prove it. We stayed at Thurso 2 nights ago great bed and breakfast -- saw more castles and glimpsed the orkney islands ----- finally got a photo of the hairy cows - life long ambition........ Still having a great time but missing you all.

The driver is holding up -- we feed him titbits to keep him going. lots of love janice ian and bettty

i will email this to see if you all get it - i went to travellersoint.com. and looked under scotland and found the blog

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scotland

the western isles

hello everyone long time no talk - well where have we been?
We left the beautiful port of Oban and spent 2 nights in Mull - this is quite a spectacular island and there is much to see. The roads are a little hairy though - one lane with passing bays. We went to Iona and saw the great abbey - went to Duart Castle ( windy ++++). We went to the top end Tobermory and then had to go back to the Argyll Arms to pick up Janice's credit cards (sorry).
The next day caught the Fishnish ferry to Locherlaine then on to Mallaig (windy roads again). Got there on a bank holiday some accomodation at a premium. Across to Skye for the next 2 nights - saw most of this island - ruins and cliffs. Roads sometimes good -- the hills in the middle of Skye (Corrins or something like that! amazing).

Ian has had us trekking up hill and down dale including an everest type quest up the Old Man of Storr - Bet and I survived in spite of his intention to kill us off ( or at least maim us in some form). We only live to harrass him another day AHA! We spent time in Portree as there was an accordian festival on YAY.

On the way back to the Kyle of Locherlaine and the bridge we went for a 'quick' look for the otters --- this was one of the most hair raising trips yet --- winding roads and steep dropoffs -- lots of shiiiiit , oh Gods etc.... and we looked for otters --- Ian saw them of course -----not Bet and Janice.

Am now at Loch Ness - no monster in site just lots of tourists and gift shops -- and on to Inverness.

Bet and Ian and Janice are getting on very well - lots of laughs and jokes - Bet is writing an epsitle for the journey.

Lots of love to everyone Janice, Ian and Bet

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scotland

maybe we will get better at this

semi-overcast

well here we are at Duart castle on the windy isle of mull.
The castle is worth seeing - we stayed at Bunessan last night - pub built in the 1400s -- went to IONA and say the beautiful abbey

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day 3 oban

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hello from oban - we have had another wonderful day - we saw the kilmarton glen ( the birth place of the present scots) and we found a lock which a boat conveniently was using at the time.

Tomorrow going to Mull by ferry

Day 2 we saw seals and 2 castles --- big day of walking now hobbling a little.... Ian is not - what a slavedriver.

Betty finally got in contact with Damo and all is right with the world. love janice bet and ian

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Inveraray

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hello fellow people - we found another internet cafe at downtown inveraray population 500. There is a big castle here home of the Campbells (13th duke of Argyll) who was in residence.

We stayed at a relatively new pub 1800s - but we had dinner and drinks at the George 1775. Betty swears she saw the Loch Ness monster (it is a little out of its natural habitat ). True to the Benbow form we have now got lost at dubai airport and in downtown glasgow but we found our way home. janice

messagefor damo having a great time seeing heaps and worked out how to use the camera. scotland is everything it is cracked up to be just so beautiful. i will try to contact you to talk but please check emails and go to website to keep up to date. love to all bet

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