Ben Nevis southward…

This, obviously, is not Ben Nevis but the Falkirk Wheel. A splendid and quite eerie feat of engineering. Sadly we didn’t see it move but it is a lot larger and more impressive than you can photograph.

Ben Nevis was covered in cloud for the 3 days we were there so sadly we didn’t see that either. Apparently this is quite normal. The Nevis range (Glen being above our van) is still arresting though, and rainy… very rainy.

The drive south took us via Glencoe and it’s rolling hills and dramatic valleys. And so another beautiful commute to our next home on the shores of Loch Lomond. The loch is the largest so more like like a sea than a lake. 

Staying in Balloch allowed us a train trip to Glasgow, a gritty, artistic, cool city. Elaine had been years ago but it’s no excuse for her lack of photos, grr.

Next were the Kelpies in Falkirk….

Fabulous 30ft sculptures but as it was raining again we moved on. I was also refusing to pose. Moffat was our last stop over in Scotland before leaving. A really nice old woollen mill town.

We loved Scotland. It was hard going at times due to the weather but always friendly. The Highlands are spectacular and the coastline ragged… just needs a few more dog friendly pubs and castles! 

Then just before we zoom south to Le Shuttle here I am on duty at Hadrian’s Wall! 

Dogs on site – none as no other vans. Lots of crazy animal noises at night though *shudders* 

7 thoughts on “Ben Nevis southward…

  1. Loved Falkirk and the Kelpies. A friend hired some canal boats for a ‘special’ birthday and we toured the canal from Edinburgh to Glasgow. This included two trips on the Falkirk Wheel. You can see for miles on a clear day, sadly the second trip was a wetter affair, but still spectacular!

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  2. Aw wow more excellent photos and roving reports. I saw Kelpies about 2 years ago and Falkirk wheel. Both are spectacular of the grandest scale. I went inside one of the Kelpies and it was pawsome. Weather was wet and freezing and very windy almost gale force! Need a return trip. Its magnificent. Hadrians Wall looks fantastic! Look forward to next blog Dozzer . Love to hoos and you!

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    • I always wanted to see the Kelpies and the Wheel so was a big tick for me. Loved them both. The Kelpies must have been amazing inside. We met Grandma Bobbins and the dogs at the Wheel too so extra special. Elaine x

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