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... it burned, then fireworks followed! Here's some pics. Must say I'll miss Inverness - it has been a very special place to visit. Must give thanks to my sister who suggested that I couldn't go to Scotland without visiting the Highlands. Nic, you were right! Edinburgh ...
... surrounding area. If I had to pick a single day the was the best so far (at the halfway mark now), this would be it. Only 1 'attraction' achieved today, but pure gold. Tonight is Bonfire (Guy Fawkes) Night, so I'm planning on heading to the bonfire where half the town goes (to set an effigy alight). Inverness apparently puts on a good show, with fireworks. As a celebration not relevant back home, this should be very ...
... then to look at Sueno's Stone. 6.5 metre high stone monolith, enclosed in glass, dating from about 900 AD. Supposedly the carvings all over it depict the victory of the Scots over the Picts. Amazing carvings of men, horses and even the decapitated losers. Then we went to Fort George. Situated on a headland overlooking the sea and the Moray Firth, constructed in the 1760s, Fort George is "the ...
... People still bring it gifts today as you can see. After the tour ended we set off towards Sterling Castle. This castle had not be well preserved over the years and had had a lot of restoration work done to it which made it seem a little fake compared to London Tower and Edinburgh Castle. It was still interesting walking around and the views from the walls definitely make it worth while ...
... 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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