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So, if things go as planned today, I’ll have some time tomorrow to share some about my mother and her impressive life. No promises – I’m finding out each day how I can’t plan too much as more things pop up that need attention.
Today, pictures from valued commenter maurinsky.
My husband and I took our two years delayed honeymoon in Scotland last month! We started in Edinburgh, then went to Glasgow, then to the Isle of Skye, and then we drove the North Coast 500, stayed two nights in an ecolodge in Cairngorms National Park, before heading back to Edinburgh. The people of Scotland were lovely – not a single person asked me about Donald Trump. (I’m Irish – I guarantee that would be the first question every single person would ask me!)
Here are some pics from our trip!
Edinburgh Castle at Night
This is a view of Edinburgh Castle from Waverly Station. It’s not actually night, though, it’s actually about 4 in the afternoon.
This is my personal favorite picture I took. This was taken shortly after heading out from Ullapool on the NC500.
This picture was taken as we were leaving the Isle of Skye, where it basically was spitting rain during our waking hours. A day later, as we drove the NC500, we saw more rainbows than I can count, including a couple that just followed us around as we were driving (my husband took a fun video of one of those rainbows).
We were staying on a campground called The Lazy Duck, which has 3 or 4 ecolodges on it. We stayed in one called the Lambing Bothy – the place is heated with a tiny wood stove, the water in the kitchen sink is collected rainwater, and the shower is a bucket into which you pour heated water mixed with rainwater. It’s also an outdoor shower. This woods is the view from the outhouse, which is the nicest outhouse I’ve ever used. I took this the morning we were leaving – the night before, I got up in the middle of the night to use the outhouse, and walked to the outhouse with my headlamp on. I looked out into the woods and saw a pair of eyes gleaming back at me. I did my business, came back out and looked into the woods, and there were 3 pairs of eyes gleaming back at me!
This is a view from our B&B in Lathemore – the water in the distance is the North Sea.
This is a photo from Glencoe, in the Highlands.
The Ceilidh Place
They say you should try new things on vacation, so I started my first bar tab of my life at the most interesting business I’ve ever been in, The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool. The Ceilidh Place is a restaurant, a bar, an art gallery, and a bookstore. They also lead hikes and other outdoor activities. My husband and I ducked in to check out the bookstore. They were having Hungarian Night, so the smells of Hungarian food drew us into the full restaurant – so we sat at the bar. The bartender gave us a couple of shots of some kind of Hungarian liqueur, and we bought a couple of books. Based on one of the books I bought (a book on Scottish mythological figures and folk stories), Charlie the bartender recommended another book called The Lost Words, which is gorgeously illustrated. He also suggested a couple of whiskeys a lightweight like me could enjoy.
Thank you so much maurinsky, do send us more when you can.
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