The Royal Mile, and then some

Stephanie didn’t feel up for much today, so I did some wandering on my own. I took a route from our hotel down to the far end of the Royal Mile, then up High Street to Edinburgh Castle. It was packed with tourists, even on a Monday afternoon, but I still got some nice shots….

Finally in Edinburgh!

As Stephanie mentioned, we saw a fox on the way to our hotel! At first I was like, “Kitty!”, then realized it was no feline. The train trip was just over three hours, but we had seats next to each other, and watched an ep of Ahsoka, among other things. I got some nice shots…

Power issues and a Meandering Tour

Yesterday was our last tour from Inverness. But before that could begin, we woke at 5AM to no power. We’d eventually learn there was a fire in a nearby substation, and it took until around 7PM to fix. Even after that, the lifts in our building were disabled until sometime today, leaving us to take…

Isle of Skye Trip

Two days ago we headed with a hired guide to the Isle of Skye. From Inverness, it’s about 113mi and 2.5h to Portree, one of the major cities on the island. We went further north from there, but that’s a good waypoint if you’re looking it up on a map. The place is just stunning….

Had an absolutely lovely tour today

Anna met us near part of Loch Ness and guided us along some trails to a bay overlooking the loch. We saw several species of bird including this mallard who gave no fucks:

Killing time in Thurso

Didn’t manage to get a cab to the station when we disembarked the ferry this morning. So we waited until 9 for the bus. Now we’re at Thurso station waiting on the next train to Inverness – in 3 hours. It sounds worse than it it. While we’d love to have made our next destination…

Did our Kirkwall tour today!

We booked Orkney Uncovered to take us around to various prehistoric sites. These included Skara Bear, Maes Howe, and Brogdar’s Ring. Kinlay was a fantastic and amusing host, full of local and historic knowledge. (ETA – I thought I corrected “Skara Bear” to “Skara Brae”. I’m not fixing it now.) Got dinner and dessert at…