Most of you know my family and I traveled to Scotland at the end of last year. This trip had been a dream of my family’s for some time now. It was a pilgrimage, of sorts, for my Mom who was born there but had not returned since she immigrated as a teenager. I won’t bore you with all the family snapshots, but here are a few favs that my husband and I made into a 12 month wall calendar… Yes, it was COLD! I’d love to see it in the summer some time, but it was still just a beautiful as I thought it would be.
A back alley in Edinburgh. This is my husband JA and my Dad. We were wandering while we waited for our tour of the underground vaults.
This engraved stone sits on the border of England and Scotland. With the 60mph winds, I would swear this felt like the coldest place in all the world…
The cove in Oban. So nice of that seagull to cooperate so I could pull off a picture-perfect shot!
We stayed in a very small town called Port Appin. This was a small public walkway we wandered down one day. Fortunately, it ends right at the local pub. Funny how that works!
Our one trip into England was to see Hadrian’s Wall and the ancient Roman forts. This was a view of the wall with some sheep that didn’t seem too impressed that they were grazing on thousands of years of human history.
We visited a couple ruined Abbeys. This was the beautiful 1600AD ruins of Dryburgh Abbey.
The ruined Urquart Castle on the Loch Ness. Nope, no Nessie sightings but I’m still a believer!