Hope Springeth Eternal
In recent days, the view across Loch Etive to the peaks of Ben Cruachan, Ben Starav and others has looked truly wonderful. There IS always hope and Spring is really showing signs of really taking hold. Almost got a bit too hot tackling the brambles and burning all the ivy I pulled off the garden wall yesterday – well we’re not used to it here in the West Highlands !
As Spring arrives it traditionally heralds the start of the touring season; and I was out on the road looking after a guest who takes a regular short cruise at this time of year on the Hebridean Princess. I dusted off the ‘chauffeur’s cap’ and visited the car wash and was all set.
I have worked with the Hebridean Princess for several years and look forward to continuing that relationship. Like the Princess, The Royal Scotsman has a parallel reputation for being a wonderful way to travel. I have always loved train travel so it was exciting news that the restoration of the Flying Scotsman was complete and this world famous steam locomotive would be running a series of trips up the East coast mainline between London’s King Cross station north to York and also right up to Edinburgh. Suffice to say that there are so many folk out there who are hugely nostalgic about it that almost all the advertised trips were quickly fully booked !
If you are planning a visit to Scotland this year, whether or not a cruise or a romantic rail journey is on your wish list, I shall be delighted to help you plan it.