Thursday 18 March 2010

Rail Journey to the Isles

We took the West Highland line from Glasgow to Mallaig via Fort William and this is without doubt the most beautiful railway journey in Britain and in the top 10 in the world.
The scenery was spectacular with the highlights being the section accross Rannoch Moor where we saw a herd of Deer and then the section from Fort William to Mallaig. This was so spectacular that at times it took your breath away with everything to see including Mountains, Lochs,Sea Lochs, Caledonian Canal, and plenty of wild life including a magnificant Stag.
On arrival at Mallaig we had a lovely meal in a Sea Food Restuarant and then headed back the following morning with glorious sunshine along the route to Fort William.

Ladies in Green

Mallaig Harbour

Crianlarich Station

Harry Potter Viaduct

Monday 15 March 2010

The Last Mile

Looking very tired at the finish the 3 older men made it to the seat just under a mile from Melrose while the 2 younger men were bringing up the rear and never made it to the seat in time for well deserved rest. The fittest without doubt was Bowman the dog who probably covered over 20 miles on the day.

The Eildons after 13 miles

Martin's Birthday choice was from Ancrum to
Melrose a distance of 14 miles with a climb over
the Eildons at the finish. We were all very tired at the finish but glad to have completed this long walk
without any rain.

Martin's Birthday Walk - Ancrum to Melrose

Sunday 7 March 2010

Gabrielle at the Monument

When i suggested we had a walk to the monument this afternoon Gaye reluctantly agreed and she enjoyed every minute of the walk as the weather was beautiful. She was glad when we made it to the Monument and had a good few minutes to get her breath back.

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