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Published on Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

On our final day we woke up to more apropriate weather for the highlands – ie, rain and wind and got ready for the drive back to the borders.

View from the dining room over the Loch
Boris and the Chambers Encyclopedia
Hotel staircase
Above is the view from the dining room out over the Loch. Alongside that is Boris with the Chambers encyclopedia that we found in the hotel’s reading room.

I’d love to come back to this hotel in the winter – the reading room must get so cozy when the fire is lit!

Alongside is the view of the main staircase from reception to the rooms in the older part of the hotel.
Along the A82 from Glencoe towards Achallader

We drove through Glencoe which is considered to be the entrace to the highlands. It certainly felt like the grandest part of the drive with the large hills and the vast expanse of bog. The view above was from one of our many stops along to the road to look at the view.

Mom at Loch Tulla
Before heading out of the highlands proper we stopped to see the view at Loch Tulla.
Loch Tulla

Our final stop on our way home was at Loch Katrine. Another beautiful walking spot and it was just unfortunate that the rain was driving so hard when we arrived. But we did find a sweety shop and take a small walk along the Loch.

Loch Katrine
Loch Katrine
Loch Katrine
Loch Katrine

It was a great holiday and really nice to spent time as just the two of us girls. Half of me is glad it wasn’t winter time because it sure got plenty cold in the evenings, but it would be nice to see this area covered in snow. Maybe next year!

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