Sunday, June 6, 2010

Up to the Highlands

Yesterday we left Edinburgh, rented a car and made our way to Inverness. Along the way we stopped at Cawdor Castle and Clava Cairns. Once in Inverness we explored the town and had an amazing meal at a Turkish restaurant.

On the road again this morning....Driving through the mountains up to the Isle of Skye. We stopped to see the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and a small fishing village Plockton.

Tomorrow we'll be touring the Isle of Skye by car.

Here's our car for the week. It was supposed to be a Ford but they gave us this.

Here's me driving, it's not too bad. Does take some getting used to. And the single track roads can be tricky.

This is Cawdor Castle (of Macbeth fame)

Pretty garden at the castle.

This is on part of a nature trail that goes through the castle woods.

Lovely hillside of Blue Bells.

The Clava Cairns are ancient burial mounds.

Here's the River Ness and Inverness.

Inverness Castle.

Part of our excellent meal in Inverness.

David's full Scottish breakfast. And yes that's black pudding up in the corner. Not sure what that is, I stick with poached eggs.

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