Author Archives: Wes Cowley

Perthshire

We were picked up at the train in Pitlochry by a porter from our lodging, The Fonab Castle Hotel, said porter wearing a proper kilt.  Very posh hotel, but not our favorite on the trip.  Situated on the bank of … Continue reading

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Inverness, the Central Highlands and Loch Ness (Nessie Lives!)

   So I asked Donald, our driver, “Donald, do you believe Nessie exists?”.   Donald replied “Every time I have a bottle of malt whiskey in my hand, I believe.”   Donald Phillip was the taxi driver assigned to us … Continue reading

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The Isle of Skye

To regress, digress or backtrack a little, on the Jacobite Stream Train, we met a lovely couple from England, Sonya and Tony Rest. Tony and I traded places shooting out the train window during the trip.  He took these two … Continue reading

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Jacobite Steam Train and the Isle of Skye

After a delightful night at the Inverlochy, Mary picked us up and delivered us to the train station in Fort William.  We did not have a chance to see any of Fort William, but we probably didn’t miss much.  The … Continue reading

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Glasgow, Scotland

It has been a desire of mine for a long time to visit Scotland.  We finally started our trip with a flight from Orlando to Glasgow aboard Virgin Atlantic.  We flew Premium Economy, and the service was outstanding. Comfortable seats with … Continue reading

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