Outlaws and dreamers

Outlaws and dreamers

* On the way from the Clava Cairns to Cawdor Castle, Andrew MacDonald (of Hame Tours) played us a few songs from Scottish musician Dick Gaughan. As I looked out the window, the landscape seemed to provide the perfect backdrop for the music and I could’t resist shooting 

Finding yourself (and sucking it up) on the road

Finding yourself (and sucking it up) on the road

* Travel doesn’t just show you the world; the best kind of travel also shows you yourself. . . By that standard alone, I may have just had the trip of my life. On my recent sojourn to England and Scotland, I learned many things 

Inverness

Inverness

* * In 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart had a price of £30,000 on his head. * On the run after the Battle of Culloden, where so many Highlanders lost their lives to his doubtful cause, he hid in the Highlands, asking for help, food 

The Highlands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland

* Scotland, the 15th of September. The entire expanse of sky is gray, the Cuilin mountains are all but lost in fog, there’s a light rain falling, and a chilly wind is stirring the tattered Scottish flag outside the hostel to wave in proud defiance 

Dreaming of the Scottish Highlands

Dreaming of the Scottish Highlands

There’s a part of me that almost doesn’t want to talk about Scotland. When something you’ve dreamed of for so long is suddenly within reach, it’s exciting and unbelievable and scary at the same time. You kind of don’t want to talk about it too