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... we saw and by the time we got to the border we were in piles of it. We arrived into Edinburgh and checked into the apartment we booked for the next two nights. We were right in town and were able to walk around and find something nice for dinner. We spent the next day at the Castle where we battled the wind to stay on our feet. Deciding to head indoors we went to the Museum next before myself, Jessie and my mum did some retail therapy. We got some souvenirs ...
... given us specific instructions on where to go, and sure enough after we'd climbed the stairs and just as we passed along Binns' favourite corridor, Brydie burst out of a door that unbeknownst to us connected the bar on the lower level to us in the corridor on the upper level via a hidden stairway and scared the living bejesus out of us!! After a bit more dancing and watching some pretty epic YouTube videos, we crashed into bed ahead of another big day ...
Had a bit of a sleep in today and awoke to snow on the mountains across the Loch, pretty speccy. After an excellent breakfast and a couple of teas we headed off on an hour cruise on the Loch Ness. The scenery was perfect and I was the only one to venture onto the "uppers". We got back had another brew and headed to Urquart Castle for a bite of lunch then a look around the ruins. It has quite a mixed history. It was here that I realised that I no longer had any nuts as they had crawled so ...
... stone circle, known as Ring of Brodgar or Brogar and set up on a slope facing east. These were really interesting - in a circle and I imagine a bit like Stonehenge (haven't been there yet!). The neolithic settlement of Skara Brae lies near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill. Skara Brae is the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Uncovered by a storm in 1850 the site provides a fascinating look at life 5000 years ago. Skara Brae ...
... over and we were able to get some very nice photos of the high canyon walls. It reminded me of some of the walls of the fjords in Norway. To make the setting even more special, there was a Scottish Bagpiper playing for the full effect.
The colors of this area were absolutely stunning. You had the Heather that was partially in bloom and provided a dark pink color to contrast the many shades of green. In addition, there was the purple fireweed ...
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