Due to a problem with my iPhone (thanks a bunch, Apple), we made an unexpected trip on the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh to go the the Apple store. Fortunately, the problem didn’t take long to fix, so that gave us a couple of hours to revisit some of the city before catching the return train.
Pitlochry Train Station
Pitlochry Train Station
Edinburgh Train Station
Besides a return visit to the Makars’ Court (a Scots word for poet or author), where inscribed flagstones celebrate Scottish authors from the 14th century to today, and the Writers’ Museum, both just off the Royal Mile, we met some raptors and a bagpiper.
Falcons and owls, oh my!
Yours Truly…and friend
We also got a chance to duck into St. Giles. I recommend a visit if you get a chance. What a gorgeous kirk!
You must look up – gargoyles!
And gorgeous glass
I have lots more pictures, so keep checking back to see more of my trip!
Being in Scotland again was wonderful! Driving around on our own was fun and incredibly easy, though at times hair-raising if we met an oncoming lorry on a narrow two-lane road. Fortunately, those encounters were rare. It was springtime in the Highlands and everything was either green or blooming. Lamb twins bounced around their mothers in the fields, yet snow still capped the tops of the Munros.
The vistas would steal your breath. I’ll share some of my photos in this and several following posts, so check back often to see what I’ve added!
Looking west on Loch Tay
Snow on the Munros and a stiff wind at the marina
Only a little jet-lagged and ready for the first wee dram of the trip!
Where old phone booths go to hide.
Our lodgings inside the Taymouth Castle’s former walled garden
As you can tell from these pictures from our first afternoon, the weather was changeable, but we never let a quick shower deter us. There was too much to see and do!
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