I am back refreshed from our week in Scotland and my was it bonnie! We stayed in a beautiful cottage in a small hamlet called 'Kilmur' just within sight of the Kessock bridge at Inverness.
This was the view from our breakfast table….
We explored the beautiful Black Isle (Eilean Dubh) by car….
We went to 'Cromarty' and were surprised by the oil rigs and a cruise ship sitting in the bay!
We walked miles, the routes plotted and navigated by my Brother-in-law (how much further?) Phil (ex Royal Marine) - say no more…
Past Castles…. this one is Ballone Castle
Did a bit of rock climbing!
("Come on you lightweights' it's easy" shouts the Marine… "Yes Sir" we all chorus!)
Went up on the funicular railway to the top of the Cairngorm mountains...
Found a beach in the middle of the Cairngorms National park…..
Well… I could go on and on (216 photos later!) but I expect you've all nodded off by now.. but if you haven't just indulge me a moment longer as I show you the best bit of the whole holiday… Dolphin watching at Channory Point. The dolphins wait for the Salmon to come in on the tide here as it is a narrow stretch of water and there is always plenty to catch… after standing there for what seemed hours I was only able to photograph a few tails and fins because of my excitement and limited phographic abilities...
However… I am sure if I'd just stayed a bit longer I would have got the photo of my dreams…
BUT I DIDN'T.. this is NOT my photo but one can dream! LOL
If you have never been to Scotland, you must go. It's such a beautiful place with a WOW view around every corner literally… The sun shone most days and we were lucky because you don't go to Scotland for the weather!!
Well…. I'm off to visit some of your desks now and hope that you are all enjoying the summer where you are. Visit our great leader Julia over at The Stampng Ground to join in our weekly blog hop.
Have a happy week