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Summer in Scotland

August 2, 2010

We are back from Scotland and it was really amazing. “Awesome!” (as they would say in another part of the world). You can’t imagine how beautiful is the landscape, how rich is the biodiversity (although we were in the West, where they said “God had no earth left when he created Scottish Highlands”) and how kind are people.

We spent lovely nights at the Rowantree Cottage in Arrochar. It was the first time Neel called someone “The Gentleman” (Bill Thompson) and “The Lady” (Irene Thompson), our lovely hosts. And Charlie the cat was also very kind and patient with Neel.

In Rowantree Cottage
In Rowantree Cottage

If you have time, we definitely also recommend The Ballyhennan restaurant, situated between Arrochar and Tarbet. In a beautifully renovated 18th Century former church (*), the service is very warm and the food excellent. Try it with or without your family, its food is really excellent and will please everyone!

(*) we learned and saw it’s very common in Scotland to transform lovely churches into restaurant, bed and breakfast or private houses.

In West Scotland, you can’t miss Loch (lakes) and mountains (and midges too, when it just rained and the sun appears). Driving there is very funny (especially on B type roads!). And everywhere you go, you want to stop and just look at the beautiful scenery around you.

Fun at the lake
Fun at the lake

In Ardnamurchan, we also spent lovely moments at Craig Na Shee, the Rock of Peace. When you arrive there, you wonder how they managed to fit all this comfort in a remote place. And then you sit, relax and enjoy the place! (We were so relaxed we even forgot to take a picture of the great house.) If you have the chance to have good weather conditions (i.e. not too much rain) – and we did, one day – go and visit Sanna Bay, a wonderful bay on the Atlantic ocean.

Sanna beach
Sanna beach

So you have to discover Scotland, it’s wonderful!

Scotland valley

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