Day 2 Highlands, Cairns, and Culloden

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Day 2 Waterside Hotel in Inverness, our one night hotel. Very nice, walkable to everything, but no time to see the city. Stopped to get gas and right beside the station is a marker “The supposed burial place of King …

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Outlander

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Just a wee distraction before writing about Day 2 or our highland adventure. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon was partially, well mostly, the reason I wanted to go to Scotland this summer.  I’m a big fan of historical fiction …

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North to the Highlands, the other Scotland.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Ness Beautiful Urguhart Castle on Loch Ness Thursday, July 30, 2015 Our two day Timberbush tour from Edinburgh to the Highlands with an overnight in Inverness departs from the same place as yesterday and we know the drill. We arrive …

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Cathedral, Castle, Royals, and Golf! St Andrews

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Main Street in St Andrews. These little boys started waving madly when they saw me taking pictures of the coffee shop. They were sitting in the window luring people in, cute as they are.  You could see the young Wills …

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Freedom!

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Holyrood Palace (1600) and Abbey (1100) connected to one another, awesome. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Waking up with a huge weight off our shoulders. I didn’t realize just how stressful the driving made us. Now we were back in Edinburgh …

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Why is the GPS always searching for a satellite?

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Leave the driving to someone else please! This is a Scottish highway to the highlands, there are only two – one up the west side of Scotland and another two lane, narrow, windy road on the eastern side of Scotland. …

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Where there are cows, there is manure.

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These sheep on Iona Island were hilarious, bumping into each other as they wandered around, yet they looked at us as if WE were the weird ones. Sunday, July 26, Day 4 Glenbervie Guest House, Oban After a hearty Scottish …

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Castles and Queens

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Saturday, July 25 Day 3 It’s time to leave Edinburgh to pick up our car to go west to Oban, taking Airlink Bus 100 back to the airport is easy. Our hotel is a block away from Waverley station from …

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Edinburgh Castle, so much to see, so little time!

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St. Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh Castle Day 2 Edinburgh, July 24 Lovely, lovely day. The weather is perfect and we’re in Scotland! Our first full day. There’s a nice little breakfast place next door to the hotel good for a cappuccino …

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Edinburgh day 1

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My friend Gail and I have been planning our Scotland trip for months and it’s finally here. Our flights were on time and not too painful. The British Air planes are no better or worse than most but the cabin …

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