Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Hi! Sorry for the delay on the photos. I am still working on a slideshow for your viewing convenience, but as I always have to do things the long way, it's taking a tiny bit of time.

The good news is the thumbnails and photos are up on my photo site.

Our trip consisted of a whirlwind tour of parts of England and Scotland, with various modes of transportation.
These included -
London Underground
Buses in London, Edinburgh, Bath, Inverness
Sleeper train, London to Edinburgh
Car on the Scottish Highland and Isles
and Our Own Two Feet everywhere

My favourite thing to see - I love just driving around in the Highlands and on the Islands. The scenery is breathtaking. You cannot take an ugly picture.

My favourite thing to do - We got a little gps before we went, and Patrick entered in the coordinates for a bunch of little sites off-the-beaten-track. It's amazing to be in the middle of nowhere, with no one around but sheep, and see something as impressive as a 5,000 year old burial site with gigantic standing stone circles.
Also, if anyone ever makes it out there, I would recommend seeing a broch or two. They are amazing honeycomb structures –built without mortar– still partially standing.

Most surprising site? - White sand beaches on the Isle of Harris. Really.

My least favourite? - I'm sure I won't make any friends with this, but –London. Too many people. Patrick wisely limited our time there, and we spent our one full day on a double decker tour bus.

Where's the kitty? - Some of you might know that I planned to smuggle a moggy home. Unfortunately, we only met one, and the ones at Harrods were asleep (and £700).

How was the driving? - Patrick did a fantastic job, I was only afraid for my life a little. Many of the roads we were on were one lane, 60mph, with sheep. This means there was a lot of brake slamming, but we all lived through it.

I'm sure there will be more...

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like you had a great time! I can't wait to hear more when I see you this weekend :)

    Miss you!