Sunday, 5 July 2009

Happy Holidays

We had the most fabulous holiday in Scotland and for the first time ever, I really didnt want to come home, dont get me wrong I love our home and garden, but the Lodge we stayed in was just so comfortable in every way, that I wanted to stay forever.
This is the Lodge, and its situated at the side of Loch Linnhe just outside of Fort William


This is the view from the lovely spacious balcony I sat here stitching quite a few times









Do you know there is not one Needlework Shop in Fort William, dont these people know all about the joys of stitching and stash building!!!!!!!!!
I did manage to find a little coaster kit however, when we travelled on the Steam train to Mallaig. We had the most gorgeous and tasty fish dinner there, and a little look around the shops before travelling back to fort William again.

Another day whilst out and about, we stopped in a lay by for me to stretch my legs and joy of joys there were 2 Sea Otters playing amongst the rocks, they were really playing, tumbling and diving and then fishing. They dragged the fish onto the rocks to eat and then back into the water. We must have watched them for at least an hour and it was our first sighting ever. We try to photograph them but all we got were blurred images but here is where we saw them.


Old Inverlochy Castle was a beautiful old ruin and the views were fantastic, just look at this photo its looking through one of the arches up to ben nevis and if you look carefully you can just see some snow on the top.We had a trip out to Eileen Donan castle too which is famous for being used in many films, amongst them one of our favourites, Highlander.

Whilst Richard was "in the little boys room" I PULLED lolWe had a trip to Skye too and also a trip from the Kyle Of Lochalsh in a glass bottomed boat. This was one of the most wonderful things we have ever done, we saw hundreds of Moon Jellyfish, Compass Jellyfish, Sea Urchins, hugs Starfish both the 5 armed and 7 armed ones also lots of little fish and the most amazing kelp beds, a true experience if ever you are there.
I have to show you this photo, it is of the disabled loo in The Kyle of Localsh, I felt like I was being watched, but its just so funny.
Anyway I wont bore you with anymore rambling or piccies apart from this last one which took on the way back to the Lodge, the scenery is just stunning and I cant wait to go back next year. (we have booked already)
















1 comment:

Rachael said...

Gorgeous Pics!!!