The Captain and I went to Scotland recently to research the smidge of Scottish pedigree in his family. We knew we wanted to drive through the Highlands, visit some of the islands and gardens, and of course, see castles! Clans and Castles is a great travel service that takes your ideas and turns them into an intinerary, complete with lodging and ferry reservations. They planned out a great route for us - wait till you see some of the places we stayed!
We were surprised by the weather; I packed sweaters, raincoats and umbrellas and we had to buy sunscreen there! The weather was bright, sunny and very warm. The locals asked us to stay longer and come back often as we seemed to be a good-luck weather charm.
These stone arched bridges are everwhere and so beautiful. They are made without any mortar and still in use - and for loads lots heavier that the horses and carts for which they were designed. See the bright sunny day - no drizzle, no fog, nothing but bright sun.
We did indulge in fish and chips, but whimped out of having "brown sauce" on the fries! Notice the dainty little "chip fork!
Lots of signs - the one on the bottom right trying to remind tourists to do what doesn't come naturally!
The best of these crazy roads - sheep, lots of cute sheep!