Started by Nick, April 26, 2021, 19:32:01 PM
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QuoteDay 5Breakfast in Helensburgh, then we put our stuff in the back of the car and headed up the A82 in the direction of Spean Bridge, where we would be spending the next two nights. This was a wonderful drive along the shore of Loch Lomond, through the Trossachs National Park and into the Highlands. Amazing views.By the time we'd reached Fort William, about ten miles from Spean Bridge, it was chucking down with rain. Undeterred we parked the car, deployed an umbrella and had a look round the shops there. I bought a pair of hiking trousers at one of the many outdoor / camping shops. I was particularly interested to see the town as when I was a kid, one of my school friends used to go there every summer on holiday. I always imagined it as a huge fortress on the side of a mountain. But it isn't. It's a small town.We had lunch and a drink at a combined art cinema / restaurant in Fort William then continued on to Spean Bridge. We checked into the guest house in mid-afternoon. This was a big house set into woodland at the end of a long driveway. Our room was more like an apartment, an independent annexe with a separate bathroom. We relaxed for a couple of hours then went out to eat at a restaurant converted from the former railway station building at Spean Bridge. The station is still open though, and we had a view of the platforms as we ate. We saw a sleeper train from Euston make a stop there.
QuoteI didn't know about that! No I didn't. Must google it.
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