Scotland 2004 Archives

August 6, 2004

Week Seven - Loch Ness, Scotland

Photos of the highlights of our week on Loch Ness (25 photos) are posted here.

July 24 - July 30

This is our first visit to Scotland. We had a wonderful first week… right on the famous Loch Ness and quite removed from conveniences like grocery stores, gas stations and internet access. Our house had a beautiful view of the loch, and we enjoyed interacting with the owner, Mrs. MacDougall, and her visiting daughter and granddaughter.

The scenery here is spectacular! We had three of the best days of our whole trip—a daytrip to the Isle of Skye, a day of hiking in the area around our village, and a very strenuous hike up to the top of one of the tallest mountains surrounding Loch Ness. I would love to come back to this area again.

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September 7, 2004

Week Eight - Edinburgh

Photos of the highlights of our week in Edinburgh (13 photos) are posted here.

We spent this week in a stone cottage just across the Forth of Firth from the historic city of Edinburgh. This gave us the experience of being in the country but also very near a big city. We were a bit laid back… resting up for our upcoming walk across England. For a change of pace, we tried something new—Charley and I each had our own day with Kelly, giving the other a “day off.” So Kelly spent four days in Edinburgh and got to know the city very well. The highlight of our week was definitely the Military Tattoo on Friday night, a fabulous musical performance featuring massed corps of pipes and drums on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

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