In May of 2013, Dave and I finally got to Scotland and what a glorious country it is. Even better than we were expecting. The beauty of the countryside, the coastal areas, and the terrific people we met only added to the magical feelings we shared.
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Train travel certainly is a painless way to get around the UK. Quite enjoyable.
After a good nights sleep, Dave went across the street for some breakfast and I finished up the jam and croissants Beth and Fiona had left us.
Today was one of surprises, beauty, and sheep! :-) We'll be seeing a lot of all three in the coming days I hope.
Dave and I were up and out the door at 8 a.m. We stopped for breakfast about a half a block away at The Larder, a terrific little spot.
Our first stop today was at Greyfriars Tolbooth and Kirkyard (graveyard). It's a wonderful, still active church with a lively history and one charming story about a dog.
Our journey north and west started with some sun, so that was promising, but we were learning the Scottish weather is as unpredictable this week as a moth's flight path.
The weather Gods were smiling on us today! Sunny, light winds and no rain.
After a lovely breakfast at Viewfield House, Helen picked us up and we set out to explore the south-west side of Skye before heading back to the main land.
How terrific to wake up to the spectacular view outside our window at Donan House. Eileen Donan castle set majestically on its island is something we'll never forget.
It was a peaceful, comfortable night at the cabin and warm temperatures and a sheepdog named Meg greeted us this morning.
It was a sad morning as we packed up and had to say goodbye to our lovely little Scottish farm cabin. It was much cooler this morning, but Meg came to greet us at the door again.
This will be a dull blog entry. Only so much you can say about sitting on a plane or sitting on a bus, right? LOL