Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Fences on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

This was taken on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, as my daughter and I were traveling to Dunvegan Castle.
Our stop was to photograph Dun Beag Broch. If you would like to read more about the historical site, click HERE.
Brochs were built in the last centuries BC and the first centuries AD. About 500 are to be found mainly across the north and west of Scotland.
Sheep were grazing.....
Another fence line.
The views seem to go on forever !
Meggie Mac

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Early Morning in Glencoe....

The view from my room this morning..... I could stay here forever.
Yesterday, my daughter and I traveled, by bus, from Isle of Skye. We are now near Glencoe.
I know I am leaving out so much....only after I am back home will I be able to sort it all out and post more photos.
Our plans today will be Castle Stalker, The Glencoe Massacre Monument and a trip to Oban.
I am so amazed at how unspoiled the country is... even with all the tourist that come each year.
You must come for a holiday to truly appreciate the beauty!
Meggie Mac

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Perfect Day on the Isle of Skye

No words can describe what I have seen while on holiday in Scotland. No view is a bad photo opportunity. The country is all that one can imagine and more.

Posting each day is impossible for me. Bedtime comes early just to be ready for another day.

The above photo is of Kilt Rock...look to the far end and you can see the "folds of a kilt". The water fall is spectacular. I videoed the falls and will post it at a later time. You can see how bright the sun was on that day.

Continuing on a narrow single-lane road, we stopped at Quiraing, located on a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach. This is the northernmost summit of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye.

If you would like to read more about it, click HERE.

The elevation here is 1,781. The narrow road, in the background, is the one we traveled on to reach this spot.

As I climbed to the highest spot, over the ridge came this Scotsman, dressed in a kilt....taking his daily walk. We stood together for awhile, talking about the beauty of it all...then he walked on.

Look closely and you can see the mountains of Wester Ross on the mainland of Scotland.

If you have not been to Scotland, I say it is about time you come.

Meggie Mac
As always, click on each photo for a better view. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Fence's in Scotland

Highland Cows
This was taken a few days ago at the Scone Palace, in Scotland.
Reminds me of our Texas Longhorns, minus the long hair!
Meggie Mac
Linking today with Jan n' Jer's Friday Fences

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Searching for the Loch Ness Monster

So far, the boat trip on Loch Ness is my favorite experience. The temperatures are in the low 40's...feels like 35 degrees with the wind blowing.

Waiting for the boat to arrive.
First views of Urquhart Castle.
I still have to pinch myself....I'm photographing history I have read about for years.
My personal tour daughter!
One, of more than 197 photos I took today. It may take a month to edit everything.
Walking the castle ruins, there is a panoramic view of the Great Glen, one of the most stunning views in the Highlands.
View of Loch Ness....."Nessie" was a no show today.
"She comes in colors everywhere
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow coming,
Colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors"
The Rolling Stones.
Meggie Mac
PS...that is a real rainbow behind me.....

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Touring the Battleground of Bannockburn

                                         Scotland is everything I dreamed it would be....

Next year marks the 700th anniversary of the battle in which Robert the Bruce defeated an invading British Army. There will be more photos later this week of the battleground.

I have already taken several hundred photos from the cities of Glasgow, Stirling, and Perth. It may take some time for me to get them organized for the blog.

I'm now in the Highlands....the temperature has dropped in the 40's and it is "breezy".

Next stop... by boat to Urquhart Castle.

Meggie Mac

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Trip of a Lifetime

First Photos in Glasgow
Meggie on the Prairie has been silent for several weeks. It is because I have been planning and preparing for a trip that was long over-due.

Can you believe it....I am in Scotland.

My body is still trying to adjust to the new time. The first day will be spent lounging in the hotel room, walking the streets of Glasgow, and, most definitely, a nap in the afternoon.

I hope to get a few post written along the way. Rest assured, there will be plenty of photos throughout the coming weeks.

Meggie Mac

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