Monday, 16 February 2015


We rented a cottage for Valentines weekend in Onich at the "Highland Croft" I can thoroughly recommend it for a de stress, the owners Dale & Julia also do B&B, if your looking to stop in the area you will not go wrong.
Last weekend on the 13th was also the anniversary of the massacre of Glencoe in 1692, a heinous crime carried out by government forces and Campbell of Glenlyon on the McDonalds of Glencoe.
I have never driven or ridden through this magnificent Glen without thinking of that fateful part of our bloody Scottish history, the Glen even on a sunny day seems to hold the aura of a dark and mysterious place to me. There is a memorial to the fallen Clansmen, women and children so it was high time we visited.
Another reason to be in this area for us was that Fi's Great Great Grandad (and her family) lived and worked in this area and at the Ballahulish Slate quarry he is immortalised on the display explaining the quarry and surrounding area, another overdue visit.
A chilled weekend with plenty reflection on life and the meaning of life helped of course by the water of life!!
Next week we'll hopefully be back on the bikes in some way shape of form, its great top see the days getting longer and the temperature getting warmer, Spring is almost here!

Looking Down towards the Glen
Looking towards the Ardnamurchan peninsula, very pleasant
The slate quarry, the sun bringing out the colours
Fi pointing out part of the "arrest" system used by the miners to tether themselves to the face
Fi's Great Great granddad, immortilised
Thats him!
The massacre memorial
Nothing else to add
Flowers laid, the white rose a symbol of the Jacobites
Just down from the memorial
The Bridge at Ballahulish
Our new sheep King Ali Baba, expect to see more of him 
Real sheep listening to our every word
Our wee hoose for the weekend, recommended 

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