Monday, June 6, 2011

A Weekend in the Highlands

"My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go." (Robert Burns)

Paul took me to the highlands for a weekend "mini-break" and we had a lovely time exploring a part of the country which I've never visited. We drove to Invergarry, Fort William, the west coast and Inverness and saw such beautiful scenery that I felt I was really in Scotland. West of Fort William, the roads are single lanes and the signs are in Gaelic. The landscape is so breathtaking that it's almost painful - especially to drive away! There are no words to grasp the true beauty of Scotland so I am simply posting a slideshow. The music is "The Gallant Shearers" by the Tannahill Weavers. Sites include the Cairngorm Mountains, Corgarff Castle, Aviemore Ring Cairn, Ruthven Barracks, many highland lochs (lakes), Glencoe, Inverlochy Castle, Invergarry Castle, Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, Beauly Priory, Kinloss Abbey, and Duffus Castle.

If this doesn't make you want to visit Scotland, nothing ever will.

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