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  • Over the sea to SkyeToday I spent the day exploring the island of Skye, seeing as much as I could through the rain and fog. It's a beautiful island with some pretty dramatic scenery - a place to come back to with more time Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 15, 2017
  • A return to InvernessThis weekend was spent in Inverness with the Mackintoshs, which was lovely. We had a fairly dry weekend so made the most of it. They took me to a couple of different places nearby where we went for a lovely forest Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 15, 2017
  • Edinburgh - day 2Today we awoke to the sound of pouring rain. What can you do? We went and had breakfast. It was a great Scottish breakfast. By the time we had gotten ready to head out, the rain had turned to drizzle Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 14, 2017
  • Further northSorry for the delay in the updates... been a bit busy and have had problems with internet access. Today I continued my drove north, leaving Pitlochry and finally arriving in Inverness where I'll spend the weekend. I enjoyed driving up into the Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 14, 2017
  • Edinburgh - day 1We got up this morning to a breakfast of pancakes made with sweet potatoes. One of those things I wouldn't have thought of, but they were excellent. We stayed in Longniddry until after 11:00 as we couldn't check in to Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 13, 2017
  • LongniddryThe train ride from Aberdeen to Edinburgh was mostly uneventful. It passed by mostly farmland and through towns and cities. At the Edinburgh station we switched trains for the short trip to Longniddry. We arrived in Longniddry and found it Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 13, 2017
  • Day 18August 12 Today we took the bus down the road to Dirleton to visit the castle. WOW. It was amazing. The gardens are spectacular. [img Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 12, 2017
  • Heading North Today I checked out a couple of spots around Stirling before heading off (I would have liked to see more, but I have been to Stirling before so I wanted to keep going to see some other places). My first stop Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 12, 2017
  • Day 16 & 17 August 10 Today we decided to head down the coast and visit North Berwick. It is a short bus ride along the coast - on one side is coastline and on the other side barley fields. North Berwi Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 12, 2017
  • Goodbye Meg So I know the sign behind us says Welcome to Edinburgh but unfortunately this is where I had to say goodbye to Meg. She headed off to catch a plane to start the journey home, while went off Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 10, 2017
  • Edinburgh Days 2 & 3We had a lovely couple of days exploring the city, going to shows, and enjoying the sunshine. Not a lot of photos as we were often doing non-photo things: the National Gallery, the Real Mary King's Close (17th & 18th Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 9, 2017
  • Edinburgh Day 1Or first day of exploring Edinburgh! We started at the Castle before wading into the craziness of the Royal Mile at Festival time (yes, we managed to be here during Edinburgh Festival/Fringe Festival time!) Meg's observation of the Royal Mile Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 9, 2017
  • Day 14 & 15August 8 Today we wandered around Aberdeen, needed a day off from buses, trains and destinations. It was a sunny day (a bit windy though) for a bit of a walk around the city. We stopped in a couple parks to Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 9, 2017
  • Aberdeen We arrived in Aberdeen to a blustery, windy, cool day. We had little trouble finding our hotel. It is called The Globe Inn, and was recommended by our daughter who had visited Aberdeen the previous year. We unpacked a bit Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 8, 2017
  • InvernessWe headed out by bus from Fort William on Thursday. The road took us along the shores of Loch Loch, Loch Oig and Loch Ness. The drive was very reminiscent of driving along some of the larger lakes in B.C. Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 7, 2017
  • Day 12 & 13 August 6 Train into Aberdeen today. Far less twisty than the bus. Arrived in Aberdeen - it is windy and cold here. Made it to the Globe Inn, our room is on the top floor above a pub. Can Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 7, 2017
  • Day 9 - 11August 3 Up early and on the bus for Inverness. Great ride and scenery thought the countryside. Things open up a little more and you can see more of the landscape. We rode alongside Loch Ness for a large part of Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 5, 2017
  • Edinburgh, ScotlandAug. 2, Edinburgh I have wanted to see Scotland for a long time so I was excited to be here even just for a day. We had good weather for most of the day and were able to get Posted by linfays in Avis Linda, Pat, Charles Go Way Up North | Aug 3, 2017
  • Fort William After a great time in Glasgow, it was off to the bus stop for the three hour journey to Fort William. For the first part of the journey there is really nothing exciting. Then we came to a little place Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Aug 2, 2017
  • Day 6 - 8July 31 We travelled from Glasgow to Fort William today on the bus. I'm not sure I have ever been on a more interesting road/ride before. Narrow and right along Loch Lomond most of the way. Very beautiful drive, Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Aug 2, 2017
  • Off to the coast!Today we were up early and headed for the bus station to head for the Atlantic coast and Culzean castle. The first issue of the day was when I asked the information lady about what bus we needed to take. Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Jul 30, 2017
  • Glasgow walkToday was a quiet day. We went for a walk around Glasgow. First we returned to Glasgow Green and walked it from end to end. Not as easy as you might think; it's huge. We went to the People's P Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Jul 30, 2017
  • Day 4 & 5Yesterday I might have had a bit of a sleep in - till noon. Oops. I guess jet lag caught up with me. After we got organized we went for a long walk in the park near where we are Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Jul 30, 2017
  • Day 2Up early this morning for a castle tour! Met with tour operator at 09:00 and headed out of Glasgow. After a short drive we arr Posted by Basebrown in European Vacation | Jul 29, 2017
  • Day 3Today we went on a castle tour. We left Glasgow and went out into the beautiful countryside. Our first stop was at Dumbarton Castle, on the Clyde River. Then a stop at a quaint little town called Luss., Very picturesque Posted by Basebrown in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. | Jul 28, 2017
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