Category Archives: Travel

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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Travels With Caroline – Part 4

The drive from Ft. Bragg (Mendocino) was beautiful, and some of the scariest driving I’ve done.  Winding, narrow roads, along the cliff with no  guard rails in many places, hairpin turns.  In several places the road had washed out on … Continue reading

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Travels With Caroline – Part 3

We had an uneventful drive south from Leggett to Mendocino.  The weather cleared up as the drive went on, turning into a beautiful day on the California coast.  As we approached the turn to downtownMendocino, this view assaulted our senses: … Continue reading

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