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On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond...

semi-overcast 9 °C

Breakfast this morning crossed another item of Scottish cuisine off the list - we have now eaten square sausage (aka Lorne sausage). Not bad, not bad at all - and now I want to try Quorn sausage (the vegetarian version), as well as vegetarian haggis. What on earth could they put in that to make it both vegetarian, and haggis-like? Hmm, I wonder...
Anyway, breakfast was a very ordered affair - the woman in charge at King's House was running a very tight ship, and the waiters seemed a little less relaxed than they had been at the bar last night!
Into Glencoe, and a little stroll to the monument to the MacDonald clan who were brutally massacred by the Campbells (stealthy buggers). Took a photo for an Italian couple, and gave directions to a Maltese man. As you do. Then time for a coffee and yummy choc fudge cake at the Glencoe cafe, it's a hard life but someone's gotta do it.
Next on the agenda - an offroad Segway adventure!! Absolutely amazing, so much fun, I couldn't stop laughing. The young girl running it told us we picked it up quickly - I bet she says that to all the tourists. These things go up to 14 miles per hour, and hills and corners are fantastic fun. Except when you fall off. I had quite a spectacular crash on a corner and ended up in the muddy grass, but no serious harm done. Simon's crash was probably more impressive - but I only say 'probably' because I didn't actually see it. The guide and I got to the bottom of the big hill, and turned around to realise that Simon wasn't following us any more. I could see the Segway standing alone in the grass, but no Simon. Uh oh. Wait a minute - there he is! All good. Back on track, and we finish the course. Such a beautiful location, and so much fun. I want a Segway for Christmas!
After all that, the drive to Glasgow seemed quite tame. Meandered along Loch Lomond - big, beautiful, lakey. Managed to find our Glasgow hotel AND get the hire car back in time, winner!
Dinner at Ivy - with a name like that, it had to be a winner, didn't it Nan? Good lamb curry, and scrumptious sticky toffee pudding. Back to the hotel for more extreme sports - Monopoly Deal. Simon absolutely smashed me 3-0, taking it to 7-5 in his favour. Boo - I'll have to fix that next time...

Posted by Buccas 13:32 Archived in Scotland

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Love reading about your adventures! Thanks for sharing :)

by J-Dog

Thanks for reading J-dog, hopefully we will be having an adventure in the same country soon :)

by Buccas

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