Part 2-Scotland tour
Why do I love Scotland? Let me count the ways...
|View from the Castle|
After the castle, we went to visit Holyrood Palace. The Queen resides there one week during the year. It's an actual working palace where she entertains dignitaries and handles local business issues. Balmoral Castle is her summer or whenever getaway place. Apparently, she loves it and goes as often as possible. We weren't able to see it up close because she was there.
Our next stop was St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club gave us the rules of the game. I was surprised that it was a public course and anyone could play, so long as they got a tee time. The wait list is a mile long. I'm not a golfer but I was impressed by the history and beautiful course. My sons would have knelt down and kissed the greens so I bought them some souvenirs.
We got to Inverness late in the day, and again, it was cloudy and drizzling. Par for the course, from what I understand. I'm posting a few stock shots for a better view.
|Ruins of Inverness Castle|
|Shops and homes beside Loch Ness|
|Culloden Battle Monument|
Finally, we made our way down to the lowlands, enjoying more of the view. I wish we had more time in Scotland. I could have used another week but it's impossible to do see it all in one tour. I will go back someday. Got to save up first:)
I got my first glimpse of the hairy highland cows (pronounced helan koos). They are sooo cute and fluffy. We got to pet a few.
|Rainbow over Loch Lomond|