Travelling down the mountain was by the same path. In addition you have the option of taking a number of short cuts, scree covered hit and miss affairs for the more hardened mountaineer (like myself). I embarked upon more than one of these, the first having done the job: bypassed a number of fellow climbers […]
This is the second major peak I have sought to conquer in the UK having seen off Snowdon last year. Bank holidays represent a good time to venture out and get the job done. The weather is hot and sunny, the accommodation in Fort William is booked up, the buses are swelling with backpackers, Scots […]
Holed up just outside Fort William. There are a couple of bunk houses. I am staying at one called Farr which is about 3 miles out of Fort William itself. Have taken a walk down to the Caladonian Canal in the evening. Am enjoying this much more that my time in the city. Have met […]
The quickest way to get from Inverness to Fort William is by bus which costs £8 and runs hourly. If you want to take a train, you will have to go south a least 100 miles then north again in a skewed V direction. Have had meal in pub opposite the station. Didn’t get thrown […]
The sun was shining which is pretty rare in Scotland. Taking this to be a sign of my changing luck I rolled my sleeves up. This castle Urquart is supposed to stand above the deepest spot in the lake, Nessie’s favourite hiding spot. I think there is a knack to seeing monsters and things in […]
Have had a brief look around Inverness cathedral and whatnot. Inverness is the capital of the highlands and as you arrive you can see big gas storage silo chimney stacks, factory and other signs of industry which provide some of its wealth. This is not a bad thing but it does mean Inverness is a […]
I’ve planned to spend two days in Inverness. Am staying at a hostel Eastgate Backpackers. This will be my base to explore the highlights of the Inverness region. I make my way down to the tourist infomation.
After this fun filled experience I shall take my leave of Edinburgh. I’m due at a hostel in Inverness where hopefully I can take a relaxing period of natural persuits.
Was pleased to find that police screws if that’s what the call them, cell attendants is probably a better name. cell attendants lay on a bit of a spread for waking prisoners, brews, rolls, hash brown and whatnots. Prison is like life on the outside magnified and without the frilly bits.
A night in the cells. Nothing like it.. They have these nice spongy crash mats in case you feel up to some gymnastics while you’re in there. Didn’t see many practicing the gym stuff. All seemed fairly sullen. I got thrown in at about 7.30-8pm as time progressed things gradually got more busy and excited […]