Heading north from Portree, we stopped by a small herd of sheep (mainly rams) standing by the side of the road. Only mildly curious, these handsome ruminants stared and occasionally posed for our lenses.
Our first planned stop was Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, a place for intrigue and several murders over the centuries. We toured inside the castle and strolled outside among the vibrant flowers cast upon the grays and browns of the setting. From there, another stop at St. Mary’s Church Graveyard, a place so old you couldn’t read the writing on many of the gravestones and markers.
After dinner we back-tracked our trail from a couple days earlier to revisit Eilean Dornan Castle at evening to see this castle lit up.
Our small group met at 3:35 a.m. for a hoped-for morning sunrise hike up to see the Old Man of the Storr. However, we postponed this trek until later because of the rain and probable slick conditions. However, mid-morning the rain stopped and the skies lightened, so we headed off to this local nature-made iconic structure. An hour up and an hour back changing 3,500 feet in elevation on a sometimes steep, sometimes slick, almost always windy path we trekked along watching our steps and bracing our backs from the wind-tunnel-like gusts of air. Here a couple shots.
Tuesday we had a marvelous lunch at Inverlochy Castle.
I titled this blog entry “Just Another Cathedral” in jest. Check out the Glasgow Cathedral.
We stayed at beautiful Conwy in Wales.
At the train station we met this handsome pup named Milo. Next we shot the narrow gauge train.
Jan and I split from the group and spent a fun day in London hitting many of the tourist spots, including a ride on the Eye.
Here are some pups from my Pup Reserve.
Here is one shot from the Old Sign Reserve.
Not many old trucks in Scotland! Here are three from the Old Truck Reserve.
See you soon.