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Well, we decided to try something different today - with mixed results. We had decided that we wanted to experience a Highland Games while here in Scotland. It was kind of a turkey shoot as to which one to go to - but Perth fit the date and bragged well about itself on-line!!
To get there on time for the events to begin, we had to forego the train at the beginning of the day (no early trains on Sunday) and take an Intercity Coach. All the ...
... over the next 2 weeks. They couldn't be more dissimilar and we're looking forward to them.
One more day in Scotland and then we're off to Wales!! Only 16 more days to go!!
PS: M or H: Could you please E-mail a current photo of the kidlets to Mana's E-mail when you have a chance. I want to see how they've grown. And, we wouldn't be at all averse to hearing about the sale of your house, too!!!
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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 ...
... some snow patches to cross, and thence to the rocky summit and spectacular cliffs. As we enjoyed the summit views there was a roar of a plane and we were treated to the sight of an RAF typhoon flashing down below us in the Lairig Ghru! We met the rest of the party as we started our descent, and enjoyed their company for some of the descent as a few clouds bubbled up and the wind increased.
A great day to end an excellent week
Reporting almost live from Isle of Man...well not really ....I have to say its a bugger to keep writing in a timely manner.....between sporadic inet connections....running around seeing and doing things at the end of the day I do try to sum the day but it usually slips into the next day and you of course forget things...like the other day I was a super star and on the big screen in Douglas at the Monster Drink Motocross Show. The ...