Tyndrum (Tine-drum) is a very small village right on the A82 with a campground,
several large hotels that cater to busloads of tourists, some modest homes
the Inn where I stayed,
a couple of stores:
Brodie`s (on the right side is where the WHW leaves the village)
and the Green Welly where all the tour buses and motorcyclists stop, to say nothing of all the WHW hikers. It`s a busy place, with a gift shop, a small grocery shop, and 2 full restaurants.
I also spent part of the day sitting on the sunny patio at the Tyndrum Inn, drinking copious amounts of green tea, listening to music on my mp3 player. What better than Monteverdi Vespers, Samuel Barber`s Adagio, the exquisite Allegri Misere and Yoyo Ma on his cello - I could almost see his smiling face - while looking at that view!
In the afternoon I admired people`s gardens. There were still daffodils everywhere. In Scotland daffodils are abundant, not only in gardens, but along highways, and in common areas.
These rhododendrons look almost ready to bloom. I saw some beautiful ones in Milngavie.
In Scotland, though, rhodos are considered an invasive species and there are on-going efforts to eradicate them.
These are some wooden sculptures.
In the evening I had a very nice dinner in the Tyndrum Inn bar. In honour of our 47th wedding anniversary today, May 21, I had a glass of wine. Don and I had spoken earlier in the day using our Scottish mobile phones/sim cards to congratulate each other and reminisce a bit.
Tomorrow: off to Bridge of Orchy and Inveroran
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