September 13, 2013

You take the High road and I'll take the low road.

Everywhere you go...always take the weather with you:

I kid you not, we have been so lucky with the weather...
We travelled to Edinburgh on Tuesday and left all the wet stuff behind us. We took the train and enjoyed relaxing and watching the country side go by. The city itself was it's usual breath-taking and gorgeous. Although I have travelled to Edinburgh many many times, I never tire of it's magic. The Royal Mile is stunning with it's cobbled walkways, it's air of capital pride and as it many shops create a mecca for tourists. The Grassmarket welcomes you with it's brilliant, multi coloured building and it's fantastic history detailing the 'last drop' and Maggie Dickson's pubs that share the stories of time gone by.
The mighty Castle overlooks it's city with a steely confidence of protection and vigil. You do get a sense that your definitely in the capital as you wander through this great city.
A view from the 'North Bridge' 

The story about a Man and his Dog  
Wee Bobby - Faithful until the end... 
Having a wee seat  

What a proud Nation. 

Next stop - The Home of Golf : St Andrews

St Andrews is the home of Golf just in case you didn't know this already. Again, the sun shone all day. What a neat little town it is. It's here William and Kate's romance blossomed and you can't help notice just how this little fishing town on the east Coast of Scotland can provide the perfect setting for this.
We wandered around the centre of town taking in the sights, then headed out to the Cathedral and eventually the castle ruins to really get a sense of the towns history.
 The Old Streets, perfect to this day.  
The Castle remains upright and proud 
The watch Tower. 
The Harbour, stands strong and welcomes the ships home
Trying it out for size.....
Looking out over the Old Course... 

The stunning 1st and St Andrews.....par 3
Women can't play on the Old Course, this is close as I could get. 
On the road home, golden fields of Hay 

The Road to Fort William

We're in Fort William right now and it's glorious. The drive up from Glasgow was just amazing, especially through the stunning Glencoe. Once you enter this amazing location, every sight seems more breath-taking than the one before.

This area is a hill walkers idea of heaven with the multitude of Monroes on offer to challenge the fittest of climbers. A Munroe is any range of hills that exceed 3000 feet, there are around 280 in Scotland, with the highest right here in Fort William called Ben Nevis: it is over 4000 feet. You can see many trampers who have conquered the 'Ben' walking slowly through the streets looking a little worse for wear..but triumphant never the less.

One of the lakes in the shadow of Glencoe's ranges
A sight to challenge any Braveheart! 

A quick picture at the bottom of the beast....
Well friends and followers, we are heading off at 6am tomorrow to drive up to The isle of Skye to board a ferry to The Outer Hebrides...will update Bog from there....



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