Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness

The primary goal during my stay in Scotland was to view Loch Ness with my own eyes. I made that promise to myself in elementary school, when I went through a phase of reading books about Bigfoot, UFOs, and — of course — the Loch Ness Monster. Visiting Loch Ness had been on my “must experience” […]

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Historic Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is pretty much a “must see” for folks making their first visit to Edinburgh. I was excited to learn some of its history, and I was handsomely rewarded. I’m sharing some of the photos I took while wandering the grounds. The views of the city from Edinburgh Castle are really nice, so I’ll […]

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Edinburgh: The Royal Yacht Britannia

I’m sure several members of the United Kingdom’s royal family are fine folks. I just don’t care much to keep up with what they’re doing, that’s all. However, I made an exception when I discovered that The Royal Yacht Britannia, which served as both home and transportation for the queen and royal family for more […]

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Arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland

When I was younger, I used to say that I’d get enough sleep when I’m dead. Now that I’m in my 40s, I still feel that way: I’ll sleep when I’m dead. But I’ll also sleep when I’m worn out. That’s how I was feeling when I arrived in Edinburgh after a month traveling across parts […]

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