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Fairytale Dunrobin Castle, Million $ view, Dornoch, Harry Potter
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Fairytale Dunrobin Castle, Million $ view, Dornoch, Harry Potter

By Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours
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This tour is on a Fairytale Castle theme as well as history and scenic attractions. It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to Dunrobin castle is INCLUDED. Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. As a general rule tours leave 30 minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour.
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Ages 0-100, max of 45 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • 37 Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0EH, UK
    Invergordon pier - Disembark cruise ship, walk 2 minutes to the coach park on Shore Road, Invergordon IV180DH or look for our Thistle Guide wearing purple or we can meet you at our booking office, 64 High Street. Please book on our website via PayPal www.thistleexcursions.co.uk
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 112983P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Wheelchair travellers difficult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      37 Shore Rd
      37 Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0EH, UK
      Invergordon pier - Disembark cruise ship, walk 2 minutes to the coach park on Shore Road, Invergordon IV180DH or look for our Thistle Guide wearing purple or we can meet you at our booking office, 64 High Street. Please book on our website via PayPal www.thistleexcursions.co.uk
      See address & details
    • 1
      Struie Hill
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Dornoch Cathedral
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Jail Dornoch
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      The Dornoch Bookshop
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      Dornoch
      Stop: 90 minutes
      See details
    • 7
      Struie Hill
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 8
      Black Rock Gorge
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours
      202
      Invergordon, Scotland
      Joined in December 2018
    • 928haleya
      0 contributions
      Best Highland Tour
      We loved this tour!!! Beautiful all-day tour through the beautiful Scottish Highlands. We loved that our guide was local and knew the area well. The tour was super flexible and they catered to our family's needs. Would absolutely book again.
      Written 26 October 2023
    • 239kristinem
      0 contributions
      Worth visiting
      Really fun tour that didn’t take all day. We took a bus tour that took us to a boat tour then to the castle. The bus tour resumed after the castle tour. It was really comfortable and interesting
      Written 24 October 2023
    • Inspire20820086444
      0 contributions
      Change and cancel stops without any warning.
      The tour lists the sites you will see and states they may take you in various types of vehicles including large buses. What it doesn’t explain is if they get enough people to fill a bus they will skip promised stops with various excuses. We were told that the bus was too heavy for the bridge, then that you couldn’t park a large bus there, and a few other reasons. They choose the transportation method and will adjust the tour accordingly. We missed two of the stops listed and weren’t even told until headed back. I wouldn’t book with them again and would book with another company. What we did get to see was done well.
      Written 18 October 2023
    • busteezmama
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour!!!
      Booked this tour as an alternative to the ones offered by our cruise. SO glad we did! Rhona was an amazing guide, one of the best we've ever had. The Scottish Highlands are so beautiful and of course the coos are absolutely adorable! The falls were dry when we were there so we visited Clava Cairns instead which are in a beautiful area and were pretty impressive. There were 8 of us total and she was wonderful about tailoring the day to what we wanted (or didn't want) to see and do. She got us to Cawdor Castle just as it opened so we avoided the crowds. We had ample time at all stops and never felt rushed. She also kept tabs on the traffic to avoid any delays and we made it back to the ship with time to spare. She is an excellent driver, navigating the narrow, single-track roads with ease and made sure we were all comfortable. The price of this tour wasn't significantly less than what our ship offered, however the small group, the option of being able to actually dip your toes in Loch Ness and Rhona's excellent guiding made it a superior choice in our opinion. Maxine was very quick to respond to emails with all of my questions (which were many)! All in all a fantastic tour and one of the best experiences of our 10 day cruise. Thank you Rhona and Maxine for the wonderful memories!!!
      Written 5 October 2023
    • Margaret H
      0 contributions
      Well worth going on this tour.
      Great tour and wonderful guide who was a local with lots of knowledge about the areas visited. Enjoyed all aspects despite some rainy weather at Culloden. Lovely drive through the Scottish countryside.
      Written 27 September 2023
    • H3071LFlorim
      0 contributions
      Battles, Castles and Monsters
      Inverness was one of our cruise port stops and we booked this excursion independent of the ship. Mo was a fantastic guide and provided lots of information at each stop. I liked that we were able to stop at a bunch of different places and also receive the relevant background information before exploring them. Mo had a great sense of humor and kept the group entertained throughout the tour.
      Written 26 September 2023
    • Helaineusa
      0 contributions
      A Great Sampler of Places
      We had Mo as our tour guide and she gave a great narrative of everything we saw. She was very knowledgeable and pleasant. This tour was a great way to see a sampler of things with one day in port at Invergordon. There was a lot to see and we made it back to the ship in plenty of time. We had some free exploration time with specific time limits which everyone respected. It was well worth the time and money.
      Written 26 September 2023
    • Marlene A
      0 contributions
      Wonders of Inverness
      No was informative and entertaining. The time at each stop was just right. She gave us all the information we needed to enjoy each stop
      Written 26 September 2023
    • 959ginnym
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour of Inverness and Loch Ness region
      Mo was an excellent tour guide {and driver} very knowlegeable and humourous . She gave us an excellent whistle stop tour in the time allowed of Inverness, Culloden. Loch Ness and Urquhart castle. Thanks very much.
      Written 19 September 2023
    • Sightsee42113703904
      0 contributions
      Great experience covering everything you mustn’t miss.
      This tour was very well done by Mo. very good information and presentation. She was great. The places we went were great and everything was accessible for us Seniors. I did expect that the tour group and vehicle would be only 6 or i people so I’m not sure where the cross up was. It worked out just fine though.
      Written 16 September 2023
    • keithtW6014LF
      0 contributions
      The Loch Ness Urquhart Castle tour was wonderful! Inverness, the Cairns, Culloden were real highlights too.
      We booked this tour for the day our cruise ship was in port in Invergorton. Thistle Excursions had tailored this Tour to fit our our ship's arrival and departure date and times. They had our ship listed on their web site when we booked the Tour. They made sure we were back to the ship one hour before departure. Our tour guide was easy to find. She was waiting for us at the end of the dock, as planned, just a short walk from the ship. The tour was in a nine passenger van. June was our tour guide. She was very personable and knowledgeable. She made the tour feel like a pleasant family outing. The tour included stops at Culloden battlefield, the prehistoric Cairns and standing stones (really cool!), the city of Inverness, a drive along Loch Ness, a stop at Urquhart Castle and a stop at a small farm and country store to see some Scottish Highland "hairy coos" ( shaggy longhorn cows). The tour was timed well. I didn't feel rushed. The time spent at each stop was just about right. June also described how each place fit into the "Highlander" stories . I highly recommend this Thistle Excursions tour. Keith T.
      Written 14 September 2023
    • Voyage66063378961
      0 contributions
      Lovely Day in Invergordon and Beyond
      Lovely and very informative guide who made our tour wonderful. She is a local and added so much more to our day! Our tour guide and Driver were with Thistle Excursions and were both expert in their trade.
      Written 14 September 2023
    • lindahY9341ZY
      0 contributions
      Interesting and enchanting
      Our driver, Peter, was gracious and an excellent driver on some narrow hilly roads. The bus was well-maintained and he responded to our needs. Our guide, Mo, was very informative and amiable. She kept our interest with her knowledge and funny comments. She was very easy to talk to and we. Had many common interests and experiences.
      Written 12 September 2023
    • mikiho1
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour
      We did this tour with Gordon. Excellent tour and couldn’t recommend it any higher. Very informative and made the trip so personal. We absolutely loved it!!!! Gordon is very attentive to his clients. Super super nice person!!!’
      Written 12 September 2023
    • mhw44
      0 contributions
      An absolutely wonderful day
      Our guide Mo was exceptional. She shared an amazing amount of information, both historical and local lore. She took us to various sites and explained some of their history and let us explore them on our own. It was a great day and I would recommend it anyone.
      Written 11 September 2023
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    tkarpinski
    Phoenix, AZ64 contributions
    Aug 2019
    DO NOT USE. TERRIBLE This is one of the worse tours I have ever taken (FYI I have traveled to 43 countries). We wasted 40 minutes waiting for another bus to tandem to Beauly.. The only reason to tandem with the other bus was so the van drivers could drink coffee together. Along the way, the driver offered little if any explanation of what we were seeing. She did point out the street filled with car dealerships. Because we started late, we had little time at the Culloden Battlefield. Even it we wanted to take a tour - which there was a cost - we had no time.

    I am asking for a partial refund because the only thing important to the van drive was meeting up at the next stop to talk with other tour guides.
    Written 2 September 2019
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    Ms Karpinski, I’m shocked to read your review as others on the same tour as you were very happy. For £59 you went into Urquhart castle, saw Loch Ness, went into Culloden Battlefield even though what you booked was a drive by it, you also went to Clava Cairns and Beauly Priory. The tour guides work and are speaking and driving 6-7 hours straight through and as their boss I think they deserve a coffee break, in fact I insist upon it. The reason you waited was that a few passengers were late, nothing to do with my guides wanting to take coffee together. When we go in convoy it’s because we are booked into locations together. Urquhart castle is especially difficult in the summer season. With regard to taking a taxi - a taxi would have cost you around £300 for the 6 hour journey that you took. You’d then have to pay your entrance to Urquhart castle on top of that. So if you take off the £6 that PayPal retain, the £12.50 to enter the castle it leaves you with £40.50. So for that price you got to journey in a luxury 8 seater minibus with 6 other people instead of being crammed into a big coach. If you’ve been to 43 countries I wonder what price you paid for your tours. It seems to me you wanted to pay very little but receive ambassador treatment. We do our best but we don’t claim to be perfect. You were also provided with a booklet in your own language about the venues you visited, free water and rainmacs if needed. I wonder what you think you should have the partial refund for when an actual taxi that you accuse us of being would have cost you more than 7 times the price you paid with us. I guess I’m learning that no matter what we provide for you, there’ll always be a few people who won’t be happy. That’s a shame that they come on here to vent their negativity. When you consider that this cruise season alone we’ve provided lovely tours of the Scottish Highlands for over 2,000 people I guess we are doing OK. Sorry we weren’t able to please you. I hope you gave 5 stars to the other 43 countries you visited instead of this disappointing 1 star which is so undeserved.
    Written 4 September 2019
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    Sherpa623440
    10 contributions
    Jun 2019 • Friends
    While in port in Invergordon I had the opportunity to spend the day in the Scottish Highlands with Thistle Tours. It was so nice to be part of a small tour of eight. We were picked up and dropped off from the port which made it convenient and easily accessible.
    Our first adventure . . . Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. All I can say is WOW! The castle is breathtaking, enchanting and romantic. All the viewable rooms are completely furished and you are magically taken back in time. Although there were many visitors that day you never felt rushed or pushed along. We had plenty to explore on our own and even take time to grab a coffee or tea in the castle cafe. Then as a group we walked down below the castle to the gardens and a large open area where we enjoyed a falconry display, It was interesting and informative talk about how the castle acquired the birds, where they originated from and we were shown how they are trained. Then we were free to explore the gardens on our own. Along with the cafe there is a gift shop and restrooms. Total time spent at the castle was 2 1/2 hours. It was perfect.
    Next stop about 20 mins away was the quaint town of Dornoch. The town is beautiful and when I visited it was full of eye-catching flowers and lots of trees. I even had the opportunity to see a wedding party coming out of the church. The men dressed in traditional Scottish kilts and the bride was beautiful.The kind of place you want to linger. For those who wanted, there was whiskey sampling available. There are several shops and cafes, a cathedral, museum and Carnegie Whiskey Cellars. I had lunch in an upstairs cafe that was just so lovely, from the wood floors to the light fixtures it was aesthetically pleasing. The food was great and a large portion. (I brought half of it back to the ship). We spent a couple of hours in Dornoch which was ample time to see everything and have a nice lunch.
    Our trip to and from the port was very scenic and interesting. Here's a fun fact: we traveled past the church where Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married.

    Our guide Elizabeth was kind, knowledgeable and had great sense of humor. She told us stories that made us all laugh. It was nice to hear things from her perspective with her engaging Scottish accent. This is a great tour for the entire family. It was wonderful to be in a small group and break away from the herd of cruise ship tours. It is offered at a great price and they are very mindful about getting you back to the cruise ship on time.
    Written 26 June 2019
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    Thank you so much for your kind words. Elizabeth is a true asset isn't she. She was delighted to meet you too.
    Written 2 July 2019
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    TDM
    Invergordon2 contributions
    Jan 2019 • Solo
    Can honestly say that I had a great time on this tour, went just after Christmas and whilst cold it was a spectacular with the tour guide being extremely knowledgeable about the area and about Harry Potter and the filming that was done there

    Highly recommend this tour company, great value for money and memories
    Written 19 January 2019
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    9stilton
    Liverpool, UK118 contributions
    Sept 2021
    We had the unfortunate experience of having Maxine (the owner) as our driver / guide & in her own words "she seldom did tours" --- & boy can't you tell!
    We were late starting off due to Thistle yet again putting a couple on the wrong tour and we having to wait for them to return to Invergordon to join ours. Maxine then crammed 8 people into a mini bus, ignoring all Scottish governmennt guidelines on Covid, with 2 passengers sitting next to her on the front seat. She then promptly wittered on about her work as a local parish councillor for some considerable time.
    With the cruise ship arriving later than planned & the then late departure due to Thistle miss-organisation she did not reschedule the order of the tour resulting in us arriving late at Dunrobin Castle and missing more than half of the falconry display. We were given no information or history about the castle at all - save just handed the entrance tickets to conduct a 'self guided' tour. If she had not used a 'blue badge' we would probably have missed the display altogether.
    Thistle Excursions also go to great lengths to state that water is provided on their tours --- it wasn't on this tour until she finally went & bought one small bottle for each passenger.
    She had to refer to notes a number of times (whilst driving), regarding the local nature and on the way to millionaires view actually drove off the road on one ocassion.
    Upon return she attempted to take us to a new shopping venture that was recently opened by a fellow councillor of hers, but all declined. Needless to say we were happy to get back to Invergordon and although Dunrobin Castle was a great place to visit the lack of an accomplished tour guide was greatly missed.
    Needless to say I will not be wasting my money next time with Thistle Excursions & will be looking for a far more professional company that takes care of both my health & leisure needs much better.
    Written 28 September 2021
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    How disappointing to read your relentless attack on Maxine. Here is our reply: a) you were advised upon booking it would be up to 8 passengers in a minibus. b) as you were all double vaccinated and COVID tested daily as was Maxine it was considered within the guidelines to take you in one vehicle cc) your ship arrived 1 hour later than it was supposed to which is why the tour left later dd) indeed two passengers went with the wrong guide and upon checking your destination Maxine realised what had occurred and called the tour back - this caused an extra delay of 10 minutes with your ship being late also e) you arrived 5 minutes after the falconry display began - it lasts 30 minutes so you did not miss half - gross exaggeration f) you were given information about the castle in advance but unfortunately you were extremely rude and insisted on talking at full volume to the gentleman sitting beside you which only drowned out the tour guide’s voice for everyone but also prevented you from hearing the information being provided g) Maxine only mentioned her other occupation in the passing as she’d been asked about the demographics of the area by another passenger but perhaps you were talking at that point h) you were only invited to see the brand new shop which another colleague owned because it’s now a very popular local destination and Maxine was being polite offering you the option i) indeed the water bottles had not been loaded up. This was due to several incidents that had happened that morning including another guide hitting a pothole on her way to work, having to change tyre at a garage and arriving late. Maxine had to also deal with her passengers. Once asked about water the guide purchased it immediately for you all. j) regarding the ‘going off the road’ - I understand Maxine merely swerved to avoid a huge pothole which earlier that day had caused a puncture with her colleague. k) she referred to the notes which were in her sunvisor only to advise you of the long list of animals in the Cromarty Firth which did not in any way distract from driving. She also told you she was doing this only once to give you full information l) all guides were rusty that day as it was the one day in 2 years that any tour has been offered as there has been no available ships due to Covid. Although the guide advised you of this she did not miss out any of the tour information and she indicated that she would happily answer any further questions k) due to your constant disrespect throughout the tour - talking over her the guide found the whole experience very disconcerting. You have also perpetuated this rudeness by giving this negative review which we found very sad at Thistle as we do our best to offer a quality service.
    Written 29 September 2021
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    Sightsee263961
    Pompano Beach, FL4 contributions
    Sept 2019
    We had a nice walk through a beautiful area where we could see a beautiful gorge.
    Then we went to Dunrobin Castle...so beautiful.
    We had a great time.
    Written 19 September 2019
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    We are delighted you enjoyed our tour guide Elizabeth. She is excellent isn’t she? Thank you for booking with us and note you liked the Black Rock Gorge.
    Written 20 September 2019
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    Jim D
    2 contributions
    Sept 2019
    Both our guides, Becky and Maxine, were fantastic. They went out of their way for us to see Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. We also visited Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Culloden Viaduct, and Inverness. We really enjoyed walking through the beautiful town of Invergorden and talking with the friendly towns people. Finding the tour hosts was very easy. I highly recommend this tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. We learning about the history and culture. I would love to go back and visit there again. The weather was sunny.
    Written 17 September 2019
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    Thank you so much Jim for your lovely very comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your day.
    Written 28 September 2019
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    Cheryl L
    Fort Worth, TX52 contributions
    May 2019 • Couples
    We were coming in off a cruise ship, so I e-mailed Thistle Excursions to see if they might have something that would accommodate our port times. We had visited Loch Ness in the past and were looking for something a bit different. The owner, Maxine, created a great day for us. In fact, she was our driver/guide. We had a perfect day. The afternoon she planned wasn't too busy and showed us several sites we hadn't seen before. She mixed her suggestions with a visit to the Black Rock Gorge, which was a place we wanted to visit. Her commentary was very interesting as she was able to add informed conversation on local and national events, something that always adds to the quality of the tour. We would highly recommend Thistle Tours, and if you can schedule a private day with Maxine, all the better!
    Written 3 June 2019
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    Thank you so much Cheryl and Dutch for coming on our tour. You were a delight to have and lovely people to meet.
    Written 13 June 2019
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    Michael G
    Miami, FL150 contributions
    May 2023
    On a 2-week cruise that visited several Scottish ports, we eschewed the cruise line's offerings and hired Thistle for our Invergordon land excursion. Our impression that we were going to be in a bus with a larger group proved wrong. We had a minivan and driver to ourselves (we learned that they will adapt vehicle size to size of group, and we were two). Our tour was scheduled to visit the Balblair Scotch distillery--in which we had little interest--the town of Dornoch, and Dunrobin Castle, which was the focus of our interest. Our driver, David, was extraordinary. The distillery was an old, family run distillery that proved much more interesting than we had believed possible. Dornoch was delightful, and Dunrobin was special, and featured a falconry show. Throughout, David offered historical perspective and was a superb guide. The weather in Scotland is unpredictable, and it did rain a few times during our tour, but the rain did not bother us.
    Written 25 May 2023
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    Thank you for the great review. We’re glad you appreciated David and you thought it was an exceptional day. We hope it will rest in your memories of Scotland.
    Written 26 May 2023
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    moragmW6595JS
    Bonar Bridge2 contributions
    Sept 2019
    Visited Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Culloden battlefield, Loch Ness and Beauly Priory. Ideal for Outlander fans. Excellent, friendly, outgoing tour guide who answered all our questions. Really good value and packed in a lot in one day although we didn't feel rushed.
    Written 6 September 2019
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    So glad you got a lot of enjoyment out of the day.
    Written 17 September 2019
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    Jeanette B
    7 contributions
    Jun 2019
    We've never had such a terrible tour as the one in Invergordon with Thistle Excursions (Castles and Whisky tour). We went to Dunrobin Castle first and instead of Lottie/Sandra telling us something about the castle before we arrived, all they could do was discuss how long we were going to be at each venue. No information about anything we saw. The coach driver was fantastic and it's a pity he didn't take the tour on his own. I think the ladies heard us saying that we wanted background information because on our last stop back to the ship they suddenly gave us a few facts about the place. We would NEVER use Thistle again - what a waste of our hard earned money.
    Written 8 August 2019
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    Jeanette. You took your tour on 14 June so not sure why you’ve decided to now review your tour nearly 2 months later. We had good reviews from passengers on that tour so your negative review comes as a shock. I don’t know what to say to you - I honestly don’t. I note you had had a previous bad experience with another company’s tour. I hope we didn’t become a punching bag for them too. People love our guides’ knowledge and commentaries. I really do not understand what went wrong for you that day, sorry.
    Written 8 August 2019
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