Saturday, May 20, 2006

A medieval Bridge on the A82 on the way from Inverness to Fort William. Very pretty.

Gorse at Culloden. Grows everywhere. There's another related plant that people call Bush, which is a brilliant yellow-orange and grows everywhere in the Highlands - next to dafodils, which are also absolutely everywhere in springtime. My theory is that the dafodils are a natural representation of the many fallen clansmen and clanswomen who died protecting their birthright from English invasion.

Alex at Clava Cairns. These are the Stones called Craig na Dun from the Outlander series. Craig na Dun means Rock on the Hill I think.

Somewhere on the road to Inverness

Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK


  1. GORGEOUS pictures. Glad you had such a great time!

  2. It is a beautiful place to visit. Very easy to get to and get around; close to some really cool other places - Glasgow is about 2.5 hours and Edinburgh is 3.5, both by bus.

    If anyone reading this blog or these comments wants information on getting to Scotland and Inverness, and suggestions on what to do and where to stay, just e-mail me at


  3. Wow, you had some GREAT weather! It was not quite as nice for us (a bit drippy) but we enjoyed every minute nonetheless! So, you read Gabaldon? I felt as though I knew Scotland (the Highlands) thanks to years of reading her stuff. We never made it to the stones, though I wanted to. Next time. I'll be a regular visitor of your blog, if you don't mind!


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