May 17 2016
Stepping out of the airplane just after 01am a cold breeze welcomed our faces.
We had arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The airlink 100 bus was our way off the airport and after a while we were strolling near by into the peaceful night towards the hotel.
May 18 2016
A few hours sleep, a good breakfast and a cloudy morning.
The bus returned us close to the airport to get our rented car.
I instructed myself to enter the car form the correct opposite side, where I would find the steering wheel. Then we drove off towards Stirling castle.
The shinning knight watched towards the window as a pouring rain began.
It was time to move on.
By the time we got to Doune Castle the rain was at ease with just a few drops here and there…
Leaving Doune we took A84 and A85 up to Killin, enjoying the scenery.
Then we got back on A9.
Checked in with some light left to enjoy a quick walk around the hotel by the river in the capital of the Highlands.
May 19 2016
A new day, a good breakfast and a river to start.
Before going up, we had to go down. Cause there are two places near Inverness we wanted to visit. The third one was a bonus.
An emotional place to walk through, with the monument stones for the clans and the small house.
On route from Culloden Battlefield to the prehistoric Clava Cairns crossing the river Nairn via a small bridge, the vegetation was not enough to hide a surprise…
Exiting the prehistoric site we turned right and down the road we reached an open area, there it was…
Back up again and along the road side by side with the famous loch. The route continued. Ness was calm.
We left A82 for A887 following river Moriston. Stopped to get coffee and snack to a beautiful cafe.
Upon reaching Dornie the weather got pretty rough but there it was.
On the road back to Ness territory for a castle, an exhibition place and a meal.
The visiting hours on Urquhart were over. On to the center…
…the time was almost six in the afternoon, the center was closed. But the restaurant close by was open and it’s been a long day.
A salute to the cool mouse and back to Inverness for a walk.
May 20 2016
Next day finds us side by side with Ness once more. This time we admire her full length to the end as we head on…
The weather varied but we didn’t mind.
Frames from video while driving.
Soon to reach “Our land” …
It was a great nature walk and with a “royal” feeling of pleasure as an outcome of contributing to this purpose, we drove off for Oban. We were half way there when we saw it.
Arriving at Oban we decided not to walk through the town but head straight to were the town began.
The Oban distillery was built first, then the town grew up around it. We got the two last tickets on the last tour on a Friday afternoon. It was well worth it despite the hurry back to deliver the car on time in Edinburgh.
May 21 2016
All day out and about with no planned route and gloomy weather.
May 22 2016
On the way to the airport we saw David and the sun lighting up Edinburgh Castle.
This was not a guide. Just some words and photos of our first trip in Scotland. There will be more, as we have open matters (Eilean castle with better weather, Ness boat trip, Thurso, Skye, Glenfinnan, more Oban, more Edinburgh, more Scotland.) Time maybe on our side.