Well, the holiday is nearly over, we said our goodbyes 😦 and set off down the road. As we drove through Drumochter Pass we were both remembering the journey in the winter of 2010 when we stayed in the wake of a big lorry which was creating a break in the driving snow. Frozen waterfalls lined the road. Today it was dry and sunny as we came through. Our first stop was Pitlochry, a lovely old town made even better by the locals’ conversations going on around us in the Heelin’ Cafe.
Driving down the main north/south road was very different from our journey north just a few weeks ago when we took the scenic route. We stopped to see, “The Kelpies” at Grangemouth which is a very industrial city but resurrecting some areas for relaxed recreation. The park area is near the Forth and Clyde Canal with nice walking tracks around some wetlands. After seeing The Kelpies we went on to try and find the “Falkirk Wheel”, unlike our last foray this time we were lucky and no roads blocked our way. We arrived in time to get on a boat which goes up on the amazing structure, the only one of its kind in the world. You’ll be able to find all the information about it via Mr Google, this tablet won’t let me create a link. I now know what it feels like to be in an Infinity Pool though this one was larger than most!
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I am soooo envious. After my challenge of getting to the wheel by public transport on a bitterly cold day then to be denied a trip on it because I was not accompanied by a child (santa trips). the return journey was almost worse when the grumpy bus driver refused to stop to let me off at the train station. The town is quite a hike to the station I discovered. thats the way of travel. All part of the adventure.
Simple solution, you’ll just have to go back again! I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to find my way there by public transport but then you had no stress from Motorway driving!