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Bill Butterfield’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 09 Jul 2006

Location: UK

MapMonday July 3rd.Up at 5.30am. to be ready for 6.45am. Txi pick up to get on the Coach at Leeds enroute for Garve 20 miles from Inverness. After a suprise tour of southern Yorkshire, Bradford, Halifax and Huddesfield picking up additional trevellers we turned north for our destination 2 hours later being just 25 miles from the starting point.Thank God the coach was comfortable cos' we arrived at Garve 11hours after our departure from Leeds. A 3 course dinner and an hour of Scottish entertainment later, we expire in our very welcome and equally
comfortable bed.
Tues. 4th. Started the day with a full English breakfast, wow!! then travelled to the Isle of Skye through magnificent scenery across the Kyle of Lochalsh, lunch in Potree.Wonderful day. Dinner and entertainment and and so to bed.
Wed. 5th. Off to John o'Grouts today but the Scotch mist going north took some of the gloss off the trip but by the time we returned we saw the scenery at it's best. Great meal and entertainment again and off to the land of nod.
Thurs. 5th. Down to Inverness for shopping this morning and then to Ullapool for Fish and Chip lunch and more magnicent scenery.Lovely weather for a holiday.
Fri. 6th. Home again York and farewell to all our trip made friends and off to bed. Non-busy day other than Suduko and reading.
For £35 a couple(Aud 82.50) I just don't know how they make a profit, it really was a terrific 5 days at what was rediculously inexspensive cost.
Sat 7th. Picked up the Hire car in York, said our goodbyes to Audrey and Alan and drove over to Peter and Evelyn's at Hurst Green at 11.59am. 1 minute before the appionted time, what skill, particularly as we detoured into Clithero Market for necessary visits to the wee small room getting disoriented and requiring directional assistance to make the destination.
Peter then drove us up to Bowness, towing his caravan, to park it up for Simon, Jane and the 15month old delightful Lucy, a real charmer. We are just having a relaxing day today, looking forward to seeing Louise, Ian, Mackenzie and Madeline later this afternoon.