Around the World – Scotland

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Scotland is known for its unpredictable weather.  We were taking a big chance going out on the boat, but we really wanted to see the views around the harbor and the bird sanctuary.  Of course the birds pooped on all of us, but hey, it’s supposed to be good luck.  Luckily for us, we made it back to shore before the raincloud that was following us unleashed it’s precipitation!!!

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Scotland has so many Castles and so much Old World Charm.  It has so much history and the Scots seemed determine to maintain, respect and honor this history.

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The Scottish countryside is one of the most beautiful and lush landscapes I’ve ever seen.  Just majestic, serene, breathtaking and brilliant.  There are Lambs, Cows and Horses all along the landscape grazing on grass and just lazing about.  They produce some of the best beef and lamb in the world.  I fell in love with Scotland and plan to return again.  The people were friendly and welcoming.

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I couldn’t complete the post without a few pictures of historically Edinburgh.  It is a bustling, metropolis full of history and great architecture.  You are surrounded by history in this city.  I had to give you Men in Kilts.  There isn’t much of anything you can’t find in Edinburgh.  All one needs to do is seek and ye shall find!!!

Around the World – London

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Before landing in Scotland, I stopped in London first for a few days.  Unfortunately I did not get to spend as much time in London as I wanted.  I missed my first day due to airline delays.  I plan to return to visit this beautiful bustling city because it was so much I wanted to see and do, that I did not get a chance to do.  I’ve already starting my planning to return to this wonderful city!!  This was the view from my hotel.

 

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There was fresh produce all around me.  I visited some of the produce stalls that busy Londoner’s shop at when they want fresh reasonably priced produce.  One thing I can say for sure is the food taste much better than the food we buy in America.   It was purer!!

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Sorry to say I wasn’t in London long enough to figure out and master the Tram system.  It is on my To Do List when I return.

Around the World – Scotland

 

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I recently had the pleasure of visiting Scotland.  I was in Edinburgh as well as spending some time at the Borders of England and Scotland in the countryside.   I will be posting more about my trip in the next few days.  This was the the road to Edinburgh Castle as we walked along to attend the Welcome Ceremony.

 

 

 

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This is part of the grounds of Carberry Tower.  We were fortunate enough to get a tour and meet the new owners who are passionate about sharing this magnificent property with the world.  It apparently was once the childhood vacation home of Queen Elizabeth.  I can tell you it is beautiful and the grounds are just magnificent.

 

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Direlton Castle and Gardens.  The Castle remains are a reminder of what was once a majestic and stunning place to call home.  The grounds are immaculately kept and it is a reminder of a time that this world will never see again.