While in Edinburgh, we took a sunset hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. We were literally still in Edinburgh, but the photos belie their proximity to the city.
At the summit we had a fabulous view of the Firth of Fourth (say that 10 times fast!)
A brief shower fell on us during the hike, but it wasn’t enough to get us wet. And it yielded two beautiful rainbows!
Some other stunning vistas can be viewed atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Hard to believe all this beauty is just footsteps away from downtown.
The second day in Scotland Pretty Handsome Guy and I rented a car and ventured outside the city into the incredibly beautiful countryside of Scotland. We wanted to be well rested for the
terror challenge of driving on the “wrong side of the road!”
Talk about confusing, and then add some comical road signs to create a true driving adventure. By the way, I hear those red squirrels are really dangerous carjackers!
But, the white knuckles were well worth it once we arrived in Ben Lawers, a nature preserve near Loch Tay and Killin. The vistas were unrivaled! Truly amazing scenery.
It was so beautiful in Ben Lawers, that we were hesitant to leave. So, we found a nice soft patch of grass and took a short nap.
Once we got back to the car, we were greeted by some locals. It was funny watching the mamas. The minute they stopped moving, their little ones took it as a signal that it was snack time. Not much different for us human mamas is it?
The little town of Killin boasts an amazing intersection of waterfalls, named the Falls of Dochart. The sound is deafening, but the experience is exhilarating.
The homes in the small villages of Scotland are simply adorable. Tell me you wouldn’t love to move into this little cottage!
Or how about this carriage house?
- You will gain weight no matter how much walking you do! These devilishly tempting shortbread squares are everywhere!
4. Bring extra memory cards and batteries on your trip. At 1500 pictures, I used two cards and two complete battery charges.
Be prepared to spend some £ (british pounds). The shops are jam packed with lovely goodies.