Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones.  Then name envokes mystery.  A place I have longed to see.  It is located on the Isle of Lewis.  I  arrived on Lewis via Harris that all started on a ferry.  https://sacredsites.com/europe/scotland/callanish_stones_isle_of_lewis.html It did not take too long to get from Skye to Lewis on the bus.  I was looking forward to …

Touring Skye in 8 hours!

The Isle of Skye Just the name sounds heavenly.  Driving over the bridge to Skye is a wonder to see.  I have to admit, this trip in 2016, my photos were either tons or few and on Skye, it was hit or miss.  I have mentioned that I had to use a tablet because the …

Come and see the Dinosaurs at Staffin Bay Beach!

  Dinosaurs!!  https://scotland.nordicvisitor.com/travel-guide/attractions/scottish-isles/isle-of-skye/staffin-an-corran-beach/ . I had read about them before getting here and I told my oldest daughter I would find them and take my shoes off and put my foot where their foot was.  Well, I found them, but alas, the tide was rising, it was sooooo sooooo slippery and we had minutes to get back …

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle.  May 10th, 2016.   Super duper popular castle as I found out during my research and could not wait to see it.  I passed it by on my way to Skye and took the same bus back the next morning.  I got there before it opened, most of my time I was up …

The beautiful Isle of Skye

The beautiful Isle of Skye For all you Outlander fans, the intro song is about a lass on Skye.  It is haunting and makes you want to go there.  Lucky for me I did.  I went twice, to be honest, but this post is about 2016 and when I update 2017 you will see some …

Tips and Hints for UK travel…

I thought I would put together another tips and hints for you traveling to the United Kingdom and I pretty sure most of Europe give or take a few differences.  If taking an adventure by yourself, the first time, fifteen times or just need a refresher, please take this advice with a grain of salt. …

Cruden Bay and Slains Castle

Cruden Bay and Slains Castle Just to give you an idea of where I was I posted this handy dandy screenshot of a map.  Dave and Pam of Aurora Guest House offered to take me from the Kinnaird Head Lighthouse back to my hostel in Aberdeen.  What I did not know was on the way …

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse

Museum Of Scottish Lighthouses.  http://lighthousemuseum.org.uk/lighthouse.  That is where I went on a Sunday afternoon back in May 2016.   I remember thinking that if I could not find a bus back well then I was in big trouble.  Staying positive and hoping that I would not get lost, I began my journey. https://www.nlb.org.uk/LighthouseLibrary/Lighthouse/Kinnaird-Head/ One of the best …

Historic Dunfermline Palace and Abbey

Dunfermline The home to Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  It is managed by Historic Scotland.  A palace that was once home to some of my ancestors.  This is what I learned about Dunfermline Palace and Abbey.  Read about the Palace and Abbey here It is a ruin.  A Royal Scottish Palace.  It is next to the Abbey.  …