Back to England

July 2nd, 2011 at 11:11 pm by David Farrar

On Thursday we left the Isle of Skye and drove to Glasgow. Just past the Kyle of Lochalsh, is the Eilean Donan Castle. It has featured in many films, especially the great Highlander.

On the road to Fort William is this memorial to the British Commandos who were established in WWII to attack behind enemy lines, and those who have served since. There’s also a section for photos and memorials, which include some who died very recently in Afghanistan.

We drove for many miles alongside Loch Lomond. Have been there before but can’t get enough of it.

We spent Thursday night in Glasgow and it was very pleasant. Our apartment was in the golden mile, so hundreds of cafes and restaurants around. Like Cardiff, Glasgow, has changed a lot from its traditional image.

On Friday arrived in Lytham St Annes for pre-wedding drinks. We are staying at The Grand hotel and I love the room with six large windows in a semi-circle meaning it gets lots of sun.

We are on the South Promenade next to the beach, so the views from the room is very English coastal.

Popped into St Annes for lunch, and found this nice pub called The Victoria. You get a massive lunch for three and a half pounds.

Is now Saturday and the wedding is in two hours so time to get ready!

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6 Responses to “Back to England”

  1. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    ” I asked earlier this year on the blog where to visit in Scotland… ”

    I laughed when I read that on your last Scotland blog, my father was visiting when you wrote the initial blog and I suggested to him that I should advise you to go to Dundee and Glasgow knowing full well the response I would get. ( ” How much do you hate him ” from memory and his incredulous look when I said, ” I actually like him ” ). It sort of amused me to read

    ” We spent Thursday night in Glasgow and it was very pleasant…”

    I did mean at the time to say check out the Scottish Parliament chamber ( Holyrood ) but forgot and then figured you would anyway. I suspect it will be a the house of a real independent nation in a New Zealand sense in my lifetime, although I doubt a republic as I would expect New Zealand to become.

    I am going through a bit of regret for listening to Dad and not sending you on a Dundee dogleg, because I am sure that you would have found something to like about the place.

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  2. pdm (844 comments) says:

    Lytham St Annes is a beautiful spot. I hope you visited the Royal Lytham and St Annes golf club – scene of Sir Bob Charles’ open victory in 1963.

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  3. Jinky (189 comments) says:

    Just wondering if you can read road signs. Kyle of Lochalsh (not Lockesh) and Fort William (not Port).

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  4. backster (2,185 comments) says:

    No doubt you were singing this song on the way round the Loch..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4cA8gTVXo

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  5. Steve (4,593 comments) says:

    So you did not see the Lock Nut Connector?

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  6. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    The original Highlander starring the great Christopher Lambert and the relatively unknown Sean Connery is one of my favourite all-time films…”There can be only one”…

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