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“Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” ~ George Carlin

June 13, 2018

Today’s exploration was listed as an exploration of the Highlands.  The Highlands are technically lowlands but are called highlands due to their relationship to Edinburgh.  After a better night sleep and a delicious omelet for breakfast we were off on the next part of our adventure in Scotland.  The driver for the rest of our tour was not what I expected as a Scotsman.  He is full of energy and humor and wore a kilt with his dreadlocks!  I wish I had a picture to insert here for you!

There were many hours in the van as we drove north to Saint Andrew’s to see the town and the university.  Our first stop was to view the Forth Bridge which is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth.  (Say that three times fast after a couple of scotches!)  It is  one of Scotland’s greatest man-made wonders.

Saint Andrews is a beautiful city and the sun came out for a short time while we dined at the Saint Andrew’s Golf Links in Dunedin.

 

We visited the ruins of the cathedral which was once the largest church in Scotland.

It was a lovely town where we did some window shopping before heading off to Glamis Castle, in Angus for a tour.  It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinhorne.  The tour was very interesting though no inside pictures could be taken perhaps due to the ghosts that haunted certain parts of the castle.

We ended our day at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen.  Skip was able to retell his story of when he discovered his love of the single malts and we had a delicious and not rushed dinner.

“There’s no place like Scotland when the sun is out.  I just love coming home.”

~ Ashley Jensen

“Always curry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always curry a small snake.”

~ W. C. Fields

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