Well just to say that everyone was set for bed to avoid the after dinner disco and on came Ronnie Ross. good show and everyone enjoyed it. even me lol
I can even say I liked the Scottish songs and good luck to Inverness in the footy. “we’ve got a Cathedral and a Bridge” lol…..in joke!
what a trip
8 hours on a train is the longest I have been on. But not too bad tbf. food and wine all the way lol.
this trips travel disaster was the stewardess throwing away the tickets with the rubbish. Luckily the guard believed us.
Hotel very nice. the royal highland. huge breakfast. loverly
Went to Lochness today and castle Urquhart on the edge of the loch. very windy very cold but very beautiful. We did keep an eye open for the monster but apparently st Columba scared it off in 565ad. Ill have to have a word, but we where hopeful once we got on the boat. Apparently he didn’t think it was worth his while to sign my programme as there was only 9 of us. Watched a movie at the castle about Scottish history. lasted 8 mins……hmmm
Pictures WOO HOO. Thought the monster one was quite good tbf. It was huge. I was 5 miles away when I took it. Luckily we where heading the other way.
Very informative bus driver on the way to the loch and back and thanks to Cameron for a good tour of Inverness this morning.
Train tomorrow and Scottish music and lots of beer tonight. (what do you mean it looks like a seal!!!)
The Phrase for Vienna will be WOW what a Room.
I Have never stayed in one so big and beautiful it had everything.
So thanks to all at the Grand Hotel in Vienna for a wonderful 2 days and nights. (with a special thanks to the room service lady who brought me my breakfast)
And what a beautiful city so clean and crisp. 4 lanes each side with trams and buses to die for.
For being in the war I was amazed at the lack of damage in the center although you did see the different housing when you got into the suburbs. Did a couple of coach rides and saw most of it. Lots of expensive shops as you would expect and a very cafe society. Although I seemed to end up in the Australian bar lol. Thanks guys & Girls, I was only going to stay for one!
The concert at the kursalon was epic. I could just imagine Strauss Playing and tapping his feet as our orchestra leader did. The whole evening was majestic even if I did feel a bit like Billy no mates at dinner lol. I will be going again so if anyone wants to come along let me know lol.
Scotland next on 30th January
off to Inverness & the kyle of Lochalsh