Bell Craig Guest House
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... and a bus to Glasgow conveniently departing two minutes later, we decided to spend the afternoon exploring that city. Mommy planned out our itinerary on the bus ride and once we arrived we had a full list of places to check out. We explored various impressive buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including a little cafe where we had afternoon tea. We also explored the cathedral, impressive necropolis, which is an ancient cemetery atop a ...
... well-located with respect to Em's residence - about a 10 minute walk when not carrying all your luggage in the rain!
This morning we poked around the town a bit while waiting for Emily's class to finish. One of the interesting features about St Andrews university (and as I learned today other medieval universities, like Oxford, apparently) is that it is completely integrated in the town, with ...
... I also love a comfortable mattress and a clean washroom. A refreshing change from the last couple of days.
I enjoyed my tea, but not for too long, because Donnie was hustling me out to walk to the Old Course of St. Andrews. When I saw it, I kind of wondered what the big deal was -- it's just a really big open field and didn't look all that challenging. Donnie quite scornfully told me that it's where golf started; ...
... With that in mind, I headed for the hills (quite literally), taking a wee trip into the beautiful, yet haunting, landscapes of the Scottish highlands. Highlights of the trip included the serene Loch Lomond, a partial view of the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis, and a boat trip on Loch Ness in search of the famed Loch Ness Monster. Unfortunately I didn't catch a glimpse of the illusive Nessie, not that I expected to...as my Scottish friend Alister (of OBHS house master fame) ...
... you can hear the theme song of the movie ringing in your ears; definitely a Kodak moment of your Scotland trip that is truly magical.
It was indeed thrilling to visit St. Andrews, the meeting place of the future king and queen, set location of an Oscar-winning movie, and where champion golfers, past and present, have played the games of their lives. Off I go to Inverness in the Highlands! Yikes...isn't that where Nessie Lives??