Thursday, 11 October 2012

Scotland continued : Castles, distilleries, waterfalls and wonderfulness!

Hello beauties!

Right, I'm just going to go straight on with this one. We set out from our b&b at around 9:30 on 14 September. It was COLD. VERY. Not to mention windy, rainy and generally unpleasant. But it was Scotland, so we would continue.

First up, we stopped at this little monument near Fort William for soldiers who fell in the Second World War. We saw our very first rainbow for the day and we posed for photos, even while our toes were falling off. :) This memorial looks out over Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland (specially for you, Willem!!).

On our way to Eilean Donan castle, we saw some pretty spectacular scenery. Again, the grass really is that green... :) The mountains are covered in moss, it's not grass. There isn't enough soil for grass to grow on these mountains, which is why you don't see trees on them either. Waterfall much? In Scotland, waterfalls are like rainbows; everywhere.

The Eilean Donan Castle. It was pretty spectacular on the outside, but since it was used as housing into the 1800's, it's not so spectacular on the inside, being a tad too modern for our tastes. If we look a bit windswept and wet, that's because we were! But it was wonderful anyway.

Next, we made our way to the Isle of Skye and found some more incredible scenery. These images are not edited in any way, except for being compressed so I can more easily upload them. That was the colour of the water and the grass. If you looked slightly to the other side, where it was overcast and raining, the water was grey. It was amazing to see two completely different pictures on a single landscape.

We arrived at our last stop for the day, Talisker distillery, and had ourselves some single malt whiskey. The boys had to drink mine. I'm sorry, whiskey lovers, but that's where my Scot ends. I have no appreciation for the stuff. I did bring my daddy a bottle back though. (: We loved the tour.

Pat was our tour guide and was so passionate and funny while taking us through the distillery. The man LOVES his whiskey! We weren't allowed to take pictures inside Talisker, since the air is filled with alcohol fumes and is thus highly explosive. Camera's make charges when you take a picture, which could have set off the whole distillery.

On our way home, we saw these fluffy creatures next to the road. They're called Scottish Highlanders. Aren't they so cute?!

Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,

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