lejog by the Dutch

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lejog by the Dutch

Postby Marcel krechting » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:41 pm

After our first part of Lejog in may, we are now coming your way to finish this trip. The ferry will spit us out in Hull on saturday 18th, early in the morning. Visiting The Angel of the North (Gateshead) and Holy Island (Lindisfarne) before settling in in the Musselburgh Travelodge. Where to have dinner with a group of 22 ?
Sunday 19th of october, visiting Falkirk for the Wheel and the Kelpies, lunch at 12.30 at the Queen's View visitor centre in Pitlochry. Dalwhinnie distillery tour at 15.00. Dinner at the Fairway's Golf Club restaurant in Inverness, next to the Travelodge.
Monday 20th. Will bring us from Inverness to John O 'Groats and back to Inverness.dinner at 20.00 at the Rajah Indian Restaurant in Inverness.
Tuesday 21st Loch Ness, Fort Augustus and William, Glencoe the A82 finally to Edinburgh, Travelodge Waterloo Place. Again, where to have dinner with 22 ?
Wednesday 22nd the long and winding road to Moffat, Penrith, Ullswater, Windermere, Newby Bridge , Travelodge at Burton in Kendal. Where to have....?
Thursday 23rd. Yorkshire, back to Hull for the ferry home...
Ambitious drive ! But, the journey is the purpose and the fun. As mentioned, we are 22 all from the Netherlands and we would love to see some of you and your cars somewhere along the road !
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby izzy » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:59 pm

Hi
Will try an pop up in the evening and say hello to you at fairways on the 19th
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby DrewN » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:05 pm

Marcel,
It is quite a large party so booking a restaurant for 22 could be difficult. Try the Mercat Grill in Musselburgh. Never eaten there but has good trip advisor reviews (No 2 in Musselburgh), and should be able to cope with your party size. Also it is within walking distance if you want to have a glass of wine and not worry about drinking and driving. Weblink for contact details and booking - http://www.mercatgrill.com.
Have a great trip wherever you decide.
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby DrewN » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:16 pm

Marcel,
I meant to add a possible restaurant in Edinburgh. You are spoiled for choice but if again you are looking for somewhere close to the hotel, I have eaten at Howies in Waterloo Place and food was very good. http://www.howies.uk.com/waterloo-place-edinburgh/.There are also a large number of restaurants in the Grassmarket area, also within easy walking distance.
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby Charles Sinclair » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:07 pm

Hi Marcel,

Hello from the Highlands & Moray MX-5 Group.

You have a great trip planned and if you need any local knowledge or help in our area then please let me know and will to happy to assist. However from looking at your itinerary you seem to have most things covered.

We discussed your trip yesterday at our monthly meeting so hopefully some of our members will appear along the way to say hello and perhaps join you for part of the trip.

Unfortunately we will be away on holiday at this time so won't be able to say hello on this occasion, but if you ever come this way again please let us know and we will be sure to meet up.

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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby Marcel krechting » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Have sent an email to both suggested restaurants. Thanks for the advice ! Now, Travelodge doesn't seem to have decent breakfast facilities at the Musselburgh motel. Anyone ideas, or do we really have to go to the Sainsbury cafeteria 4 miles down the road ? Remember it's sundaymorning..
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby gm » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:39 pm

For a cheap and cheerful breakfast in Musselburgh, the local wetherspoon pub should do the trick

http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-david-macbeth-moir

Or a short drive round the bypass will get you 'all you can eat breakfast'

http://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/libertonedinburgh/breakfast/
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby Marcel krechting » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:12 pm

Breakfast locations look nice, parking 11 cars could be tricky on Bridge Rd. Thanks for the info.

Those wanting to drop in at Fairways, do notice we are in the adjacent golfclub restaurant for the sunday roast ! Next day we are in Inverness town centre at the Rajah Indian from 8 pm on. But great to see some of you.
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Re: lejog by the Dutch

Postby gm » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:19 pm

if anyone has any car trouble whilst on your grand tour, be sure to post on the site here, I am sure there will be someone local who will be happy to help.

have a fantastic time, the forecast looks like you may see some sunshine as you head north :)
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