Scotland 5: Day 25
03.25.16 | Fort Augustus Hostel | 07:38
I’m sitting in my bed, hoping that the ‘clacking’ of my keyboard doesn’t wake my two hostel roommates. One is a girl from Florida. She currently is attending University in Dublin, Ireland. She told me that she has a few days off so she’s traveling through Scotland with two of her friends. The weird part is that she arrived yesterday and just spend the entire afternoon in the bedroom, reading or working on her computer. Maybe she has a class assignment due. There’s not a whole lot to see here, but there is a pretty loch and a few restaurants, at least. I wonder if her two friends are staying at another hostel.
The weather today is absolutely perfect! There is not a cloud in the sky- this is actually the first day on my trip that I don’t have to wear even a light jacket! I just walked down and grabbed some breakfast and said goodbye to the sweet old ladies who fed me for the last three mornings. They wished me a safe journey.
I guess the good weather was short-lived. I’m watching as clouds are quickly rolling in. It looks like rain.
Inverness Hostel | 15:50
I just took a walk around part of Inverness and took some pictures, mostly of old churches. I love love, love churches, especially old ones.
The Inverness hostel is just as I remember it. The only change I can see is that the piano has been moved to the other side of the common room… and it needs tuning. Oh- and the staff has changed. Andre, the current manager, tells me that they tend to change up staff about every 4 to 6 months. He says in another 4 months he’ll probably move to another hostel with the company. I think that would be a sweet job! Think of the number of people you’d meet!
I met a guy staying here named Grant. He’s originally from British Columbia but is living here now and working for some restaurant. Grant and I decided to go see Superman vs Batman at the cinema last night. The 19:00 showing was sold out, so we bought tickets to the 21:30.
I had such a hard time staying awake during the movie. I never actually fell asleep but did catch myself trying to yank my own leg hairs out, in an attempt to wake myself up. It was brutal! I thought the movie was good, but I will most likely see it again when I have some energy. In my mind, there is a HUGE section of the plot line that is missing.