Sunday, August 21, 2011
Heather in the Scottish Mist
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.
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.
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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