Monday, July 28, 2008
Scotland - Day 2-3
Day 2 - we hired a car and drove up through the Highlands. The scenery was amazing. So weird! Most of the mountains were green, but no trees, just a mossy shrubs.
The weather changed as we drove. Rain, fog, sun, but all in all, the weather was on our side.
We went to Fort William to ride the old steam train on the Harry Potter route. Really a great trip and the train was cool. It took us out to Skye and back. About a 4 hour trip total.
After the train we drove up to Inverness along Lockness. Gorgeous windy drive canopied by trees with castle ruins along the way.
The next morning we drove back down to poke around in Lockness to see the illusive beast. No Joy there, but we did find cute little cafes and the staircase lock system that was transporting boats upstream. Really ingenious.
Lovely Angus Highland steer
Stopped by the Rare Breed Croft (farm).
I got a bit of Hebridean Sheep fleece. Black, not brown, black. The owner said she just composted it because there was no use for it. YIKES!! She said she would be more than happy to send me some : )
Unicorn Elvis. I thought these were mythical creatures. Who knew??
Mr. and Mrs. Baggy Pipes
Lovely views on the way back to Glasgow. People were out in hoards walking and climbing the river and cliffs. Looked like fun.