Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scotland...the beginning...

Edinburgh Castle was our first stop in Scotland.....the weather was perfect and the sunshine bought out a few other people to look at the castle......

Waiting in the queue for tickets gave me the opportunity to take some pics over the wall...

Tickets in hand we set off.....

Views from the battlements.....

Leaving the castle we wandered around the city for a while....

Found a great pub for dinner.......

And headed back to the "wee flat" for the night. The next day we headed to Inverness via a couple of stops...one of which was Linlithgow....oh and there just happened to be patchwork shop there...who knew :)

A quick visit to a wonderful church and a palace....a coffee to go and we hit the road again....Next stop...Inverness.....

 

These pics represent a very small percentage of the several hundred...ok maybe more like a thousand I have taken since I arrived in the UK. So many photo ops........

Lakes District and the Midlands to come.......

'Til next time........Lorraine x

 

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Scotland!

This was my first visit to Scotland and I wasn't disappointed! Fabulous country and friendly people ....we had a great time! Would love to visit again one day......

The view from the B&B near Inverness.....

Wade did a great job driving us around and was more than willing to stop for photo ops along the way.....

 

 

Nessie spotting on Loch Ness....

 

 

 

 

 

Inverness by night.......

 

Pitlochry......

On the walk up to the Wallace Memorial at Stirling.....

...and view from the top....

I have pretty much gone in reverse order with these pics....and will go back to the beginning next time! Will leave you with a pic of yet another impressive structure seen from the road near Stirling......

'Til next time......Lorraine

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

London Calling

....and what is a girl to do but answer the call?!

And look who was waiting in the arrivals hall......

.....along with Wade who was busy taking pics....so exciting to see them both again....let the fun begin!

After picking up the hire car we set off on the first leg of a little road trip to Scotland....stopping off inYork on our way to Scarborough - the rain didn't stop us enjoying a few hours in York - would be lovely to have had a few days - what an amazing city!

We arrived at the Albert Hotel in Scarborough yesterday in the late afternoon - the place was packed with revellers spilling out on to the footpath - they turned out to be part of a very large contingent (several thousand) of scooter riders in town for an annual convention - given the inclement weather they must be a hardy lot!

This morning we explored Scarborough castle and surrounds - the sun even made an appearance!

A stop off in Saltburn this afternoon topped off the day nicely...sunshine and fish and chips by the beach - hard to beat!

An early night tonight - off to Edinburgh tomorrow.

'Til next time......Lorraine