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... about Levels and competition with the man standing next to me. He turned out to be the Director of all Highland games in Great Britain. He gave me pointers for at least 15 minutes - very kind man!!
Remember that heavy rain forecast? Well, it arrived, with a bang, about 12:30. Our shoes and pants were soaked within minutes. We tried to wait it out, but decided that we had seen: solo pipers; piper bands; Highland dancers; throwing ...
... spent much time there in their childhood.
Glamis has a couple of good ghost stories - always fun to hear. It has beautiful Italian Garden - different, in its own way, from the other gardens we have seen. It had one set of flowers that interested us both. See photo - can you identify it? We can't.
And did I mention Ron's falling in love with the hairy cow? (a.k.a. Highland Cow). Well, we finally ...
... so far.
The building of the castle started in the early 13th century, and has been growing ever since. The Duke of Atholl (now on number 12), owns vast acreage around other close cities, but not including them. The family used to own the Isle of Man until 1764, when the government forced them to sell. They actually took the money gratefully to continue renovations on the estate.
The inside tour showed us rooms that were comfortable, in some cases ...
... I was easily able to follow the directions to my last site. My last site was to the biggest Celtic cross I have ever seen, and likely one of the biggest in Scotland I am guessing.
It is called the Atholl Monument, and was erected in 1865 to honor the Duke of Atholl. This is such an interesting place. I only know about it because I took a one day sacred site tour when I came to Scotland last, and this was the first place he took me. It was really hard to find how to get there ...
... us visitors, to look around and
appreciate the beauty of all the things that surround us. For us, North Americans,
all here is different so we want to discover and enjoy the moment, but for them
it’s just normal so why taking their time. The last thing that can explain this
phenomenon is probably what I would call a "comparison complex". When you talk
with Scottish people about their transport system, ...