Greetings from Scotland! (Part the Last -Glasgow and the South)

So the first stop on the last day of the Scotland sojourn was a boat trip on Loch Katrine, beginning and ending at Stronachlachar.  It was supposed to be aboard a famous steamship, ‘Sir Walter Scott,’ but the propeller fell off and we had to go on another boat. It was two hours roundtrip on the Loch;…

Greetings from Scotland (Part 3 – Isle of Skye and Glencoe)

So after Inverness, the next destination was the über-tourist mecca in Scotland, Loch Ness.  We started the day at Urquhart Castle, which is about as picturesque as it gets. The entrance/visitors center is extremely well situated into the landscape; when you get to the castle, the buildings and the parking lot are completely camouflaged.  …

Greetings from Scotland! (Part 2 -Aberdeen and Inverness)

To backtrack a bit, I didn’t get any pictures of the Queen Mary 2 from the crossing, but Brian did.   Here’s a photo of the boat from our New England and Canadian trip in 2013.   Back to Scotland.  After leaving Edinburgh, our first stop was Stirling Castle and the site of the Battle…

Greetings from Scotland! (Part 1 – Edinburgh)

So the big adventure in 2016 was a trans-Atlantic sailing from New York to Southampton, England, and then eight days driving around Scotland. We spent a half-day in New York and saw ‘The Humans’ on Broadway.  It won the Tony for Best Play and I can certainly see why; it was extremely compelling. The sail-out…