Day 24 – Monday – July 2 – Loch Awe – Stirling – Edinburgh

On the road again.  From Loch Awe they went to Lochearnhead, stopped and walked around.  Libby took photos of Scottish bicyclists wearing kilts.  Drove through Woodsey hilly country.  like the Trossachs.  Saw the edge of Rob Roy country.  Came down to flatter country.  Stopped at Strathyre Hotel for fair lunch.

At Stirling they walked around the castle which had become a barracks.  Pretty little gardens.  Saw the room where Douglas was stabbed, the William Wallace Monument.  Had a good tea at the Golden Lion – sandwiches, scones, cookies, cakes.  Saw Allyn  from the east.  Stopped at the Fprth Bridge – magnificent span.

Arrived Edinburgh.  Walked down Prince’s Street, attractive things in the windows , people good-looking and well dressed.  Sight-seeing King Arthur’s seat. Holyrood, the Castle.  Strolled back to the hotel.  Played bridge and ate candy.

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Old Station Hotel. Strathyre

 

Stirling Castle    Stirling Castle

 

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Forth Bridge

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Day 22 – Glasgow and Lochs

(The days were full as they covered a lot of ground)

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Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

They headed north from Glasgow up into the Highlands.

 

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From Glasgow they went north to “Beautiful” Loch Lomond.  They were traveling through wide, narrowing, steep hills – which she likens to the Lake Winnepasake area of New Hampshire.  A stop for lunch and then more riding on the narrow twisting roads. Finally reached Loch Awe at 5 p.m.

She and Lib got the props and rehearsed for a play they were going to present at 9 o’clock.  The play was called appropriately “Mary of Argyle”.  The performance – they couldn’t remember their lines and they laughed too much = (so hard they couldn’t speak!)  Afterward they played charades and other games.  They couldn’t go for a  walk later because the hotel had to be locked.