Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Five Days in Scotland

Monday September 2nd we were up at 4am and on the 5-25 am bus to Nottingham. From there we were picked up by minibus and taken to the coach depot to board our coach to Scotland. There were eighteen of us on the bus and we picked up five more between Nottingham and Sheffield. Our first stop was at Lemming Bar services before heading up the A66 from Scotch Corner to Penrith. Our second stop was at the Woolen Mill in boarder town of Moffet. We finally arrived at the Rob Roy Hotel in Aberfoyle at 16-45. This gave us time to shower and change before dinner. We had a choose of three starters,three mains and three deserts follows by tea or coffee. This was the same each day and the food was excellent. Tuesday we were up and down for a buffet style breakfast at 08-30, consisting of cereals,or porridge followed by a full English or any part of it you wanted. After breakfast we boarded the coach for a tour of the Trossachs and Loch Lommond. Our tour on Wednesday took us to Stirling and Calander where Doctor Finlys Case Book was filmed. Thursday we toured round Crieff and Loch Earn. When we arrived back at the Hotel I walked into Aberfoyle along the old rail track and back a round trip of about two mile. I had run this on two of the other nights before dinner,well you have to do something with all this eating and drinking. Two of the evenings there was entertainment in the bar after dinner. It all came to an end on Friday when it was back on the bus and the drive back home, calling at Gretna Green on the way. We had a great time and the weather was kind with temperatures around twenty degrees and the only rain was while we were on the bus,a short shower. We are back at the Marina and have been doing some walking with the Nordic poles to keep fit. The weather has become some what cooler but then again it is September.

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