Monthly Archives: July 2013

Day Thirteen

This morning, the sun is out, its gloriously warm and Stirling is looking wonderful. After a hearty Scottish breakfast, what more could you ask for than a 3 mile hike up to the Wallace Monument that looms over this city, … Continue reading

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Day Twelve

How did it get to be “day 12”? This holiday has flown by! This morning I woke up in a Hotel that was built in 1785. Robert Burns once stayed here and wrote a quote on one of the windows. … Continue reading

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Day Eleven

Inverness, while a pretty city, has some great walking space, but unless you have a car, or wish to pay to take tours outside the city, it is limited for things to see and do. It was fun to pop … Continue reading

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Day Ten

The sun was promised today, but not quite first thing when the bus to Ft.William and Inverness was leaving Oban. I was a little disappointed because we would be traveling through the area known as Lochaber, parent name to Lochaber, … Continue reading

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Mull & Iona cont…

The Iona Abbey has has many reconstructions over the years. Along with many Kings, this is the last resting spot of a number of knights and a Duke of Argyll. Most of the stones that still have recognizable symbolism on … Continue reading

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Day Nine – Mull & Iona

My father was born in a house outside of Thurso, QC. That homestead had been built by his gr.grandfather Dougald Mcinnis, who had been a “crofter” or tenant farmer, encouraged to go off to Canada during a period called the … Continue reading

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Day Eight

Well, it was time to leave the luxury of the Edinburgh Residence and catch the 7:04 train to Glasgow, then on to Oban on the west Coast. The ride takes you through the mountains with breathtaking views of streams and … Continue reading

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