Well, we didn’t start off in the right direction, but we DID end up finding Glenarm Castle and enjoyed the gardens and tearoom. I thought it would be fun to show the folks back home a wee Irish Village.
We stumbled upon this lovely creature near Castle Stalker. Did not seem concerned about us in the least. We all went about our separate ways.
One of the most picturesque areas of Scotland is the Three Sisters Mountain range in Glencoe. We were mesmerized by it the first time we saw it five years ago, and just as mesmerized the second time. Mysterious, rugged, haunting, dangerous, beautiful, and brilliant. There is bloody history behind these mountains as well. Read more HERE.
A Twitter follower turned me on to the Falls of Falloch and I am so glad. It’s a beautiful spot!
I’m still amazed at how amazed I am by the Scottish scenery. Stunning.
Oh, the unexpected joy of hearing pipes upon leaving the car park at this truly amazing castle! Dunnottar was spectacular in more ways than one. It’s entry was steep and lengthy, but so worth it. The pipes were an exciting bonus.
This was a wonderful castle and the drive down to it has been documented extensively on YouTube. So, of course, I just had to add my two cents. Unfortunately, the windshield (or screen as they’re called in the UK) was quite dirty.
If you listen closely at the end, I am finally giving it the correct pronunciation and it is given approval by Helen (who was driving) from Afternoon Tea Tours.
It sits in a beautiful part of the Princess Street gardens area of Edinburgh, Scotland. Yes, there are stairs. No, we did not climb them.
One of the many things I love about Edinburgh is the castle. Oh, that castle! You can see it from so many vantage points because of it’s perch on the rock overlooking the city.
I have loved the lyrics to this song for many years and always imagine a young wife saying and writing this to her husband as he leaves for America. Or a mother to her son…basically anyone who was brave enough to leave everything they’ve always known and held dear for the unknown across the ocean.
With the family history Dave has uncovered for both of our families, and the places we went while in Northern Ireland and the historical documents we read and touched, this song had even more meaning to me.