Random Pic of the Month (November)

Lochalsh Village at sunset. Hotel in the foreground, the toll-free Skye Bridge in the background.

I love this picture, looking through the different layers. Awesome lighting, this time of day.

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Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland – Part 2

Dryburgh Abbey is a wonderfully preserved ruin, and one of four major abbeys in the area, including Melrose, Jedburgh, and Kelso. However, it is the only one of the four that can claim the honor of being Sir Walter Scott’s final resting place.

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Scott’s final resting place is very near his home, Abbotsford. It is well worth visiting for any number of reasons, but seeing the beauty here is reason enough.

 

Kintyre of Scotland

Kintyre is a narrow peninsula in western Scotland. Its principal city is Campbeltown. To be honest, we wouldn’t have normally chosen to go to Campbeltown, but we still had some time before we had to fly back home, and so we were looking for places to drive to. We had visited Mull, Iona, and Skye on a previous trip, so decided to drive down Kintyre.

A storm was coming in that night, so we were able to see some dramatic tidal action.

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Campbeltown

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All in all, it was a very pleasant drive, and nice to view a section of Scotland, previously unseen. If we had it to do over again, we definitely would choose to do it, again. A perfectly lovely experience.