Almost Wordless Wednesday – A Long, Long time ago in a…

…Ford Galaxy far, far away.

Well OK, it wasn’t a Ford, it was a Vauxhall Vectra, but it was a long time ago and it was reasonably far away.

Back in 2008 the intrepid Clan McTempleton headed North of the border for a two week tour of the country. The first week found us on the West Coast near Oban, where we spent the time exploring, talking to big bearded men in kilts and sampling the local produce, e.g. the Whiskey.

One of the things that struck us most about the west coast was the scenery. This particular photo was taken after a visit to Glencoe. I can’t remember exactly where it was taken, but I think it was from the car park near the ‘Three Sisters’.

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Farewell my friends!

34 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wednesday – A Long, Long time ago in a…”

  1. I think anybody’s first sight of Glencoe will leave a lasting impression Stuart, especially when you add the massacre into the equation. I think you’re right about the picture being taken at the car park below the 3 Sisters. Very atmospheric!

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    1. Thanks Malcolm – I think you’re right about the location, I’m sure it was next to the car park. Glencoe was a very interesting place – like you said, it made an impression. We felt a bit strange going there – being English – but we need not have worried. Most of the Staff we talked to at the visitor centre were from south of the border 😀

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      1. One visit is never enough. We spent the New Year in the Clachaig several years ago. New Years Eve was quite a night. Even got the Scots to buy me their whixky 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I think the poor weather made it so to be honest. But yes, the history adds to the atmosphere by a huge degree.
      I was very surprised when we learnt about the history to find out that it wasn’t just the English involved. Like a few other historic battles, a lot of the killing was done by the Scots themselves – but from a family allied to the English. It just goes to show how complicated the history is between out two countries.

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