Friday, April 22, 2011

Puck's Valley and smoked salmon

just returned today from a short trip to Cowal peninsula in Scotland.

Yesterday we did a lovely walk in funnily named Puck's Glen (apparently after Shakespeare's imp character from Midsummer Night’s Dream). Depending where your start, it can be 5+ km or just 2+ km walk. We happened to choose the shorter one - from it's "own" carpark (free! I was so surprised, honestly). If you want a longer version, you can start from Benmore botanical garden (great place in itself, report to follow) carpark - incidentally, also free, both carparks off A815 between Holy Loch and Loch Eck. The path is a bit slippery, but it's understandable, considering that the best part of the walk is along a stream that forms beautiful small waterfalls and rapids.

Smudgy figures in red and green are Timur and Yuri, respectively.

And below is a part of my well-deserved (I think so, anyway) lunch after the walk. We had it in Coylet Inn - I think that's the only inn along Loch Eck. There's also a cafe in Botanical gardens and that's pretty much it, so the choice is limited. Luckily for us, it's an excellent place to eat, and since nobody pays me to say it (pity, that), it really is what I think.

pictures from Scotland at shutterstock


Bruce Barone said...

Beautiful and YUM!

Tamara Kulikova said...

thanks, Bruce!