Where In The World Is The Times

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The Times took a trip to Scotland with Spencer Willis of McDonough and his mother Florris. Spencer is shown above at the John O’Groats mile post. The two first went to Scotland three years ago for a three week trip. They had such a good time that they decided to pinch pennies and go back this summer for six weeks. “We started out in Edinburgh, then essentially followed the North Coast 500 route counterclockwise to Ullapool. En route we visited Pitlochry, Balmoral Castle, St. Andrews, Inverness, the Orkneys, and John O’Groats. From Ullapool, we visited the Isles of Lewis and Harris, where we visited an authentic Harris Tweed weaver and bought some tweed to bring back. We then visited the Isle of Skye for a week before heading over to Fort William, home to Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain. We enjoyed just riding around and viewing the beautiful scenery. We rode seven different ferry routes, the Nevis Range gondola, and took a boat tour out of Inverness on Loch Ness but didn't see Nessie this time either. We ate a lot of fish and chips, and decided haggis really doesn’t taste that bad. We’re ready to go back, said Spencer”