Sunday, August 21, 2011

Heather in the Scottish Mist

Heather in the Scottish Mist by susanvg
Heather in the Scottish Mist, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photos: August 4, 2011

Scotland - mist, rain, heather and sheep. That is what we often encountered. The heather was just starting to open, but the mist and rain were in their glory!

Driving from Dromnadrochit to Beauly we passed by lochs and hills. A side trip took us to Portmahomack.

Portmahomack

Shortly after we arrived a truck pulled up - the Highland Libraries - with books in English and Gaelic. It was nice to see children arriving with books tucked under their arms, ready to exchange them for a new stack.

We headed for Edderton, our destination for the night. Fields of sheep greeted us.

Edderton

Now what is the best antidote to the damp weather in Scotland? Whisky, of course. Just down the road from our hotel was the Balblair Distillery, so in their honour we had a "wee dram" of whisky to warm up.

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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Susan! I look forward to seeing and reading more, just enjoying that last wee dram...

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  2. Seeing this countryside reminds me of my great grandparents life in Scotland. They were sheep farmers, but when they homesteaded in Wyoming, they changed to cattle! Too much competition from the already settled Irish sheep farmers! :)

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  3. Hmmm - a "wee dram" - I think I'd need that to warm my bones after all the dampness.

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