Tag: Scottish highlands

Where to stay in Inverness: Jean and Bill’s

Where to stay in Inverness: Jean and Bill’s

[SGMT] Where To Stay in Inverness — During our two nights in Inverness, we stayed at Jean and Bill Munro’s home, which we booked through Airbnb, and it was perfect. Jean and Bill are both retirees and they have a spare room in the second floor of […]

It’s Not About Where You’ve Been

It’s Not About Where You’ve Been

♥ ♥ If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my travels this year, it’s this. It’s not about what you’ve seen or where you’ve been. It’s about what you thought when you saw it. It’s about how you felt when you got there. It’s about who you were […]

Skye and Stardust

Skye and Stardust

* * A books and crafts store in Portree, in the Isle of Skye, had several DVDs of the movie Stardust (2007) displayed prominently in one of its shelves. I thought the owner simply liked Stardust — I do, it’s one of my favorite movies, […]

The fairy pools of Skye

The fairy pools of Skye

* ♥ “There was a drought in Skye recently,” said Donald Nicolson. “It didn’t rain for 6 hours.” Donald and his wife Claire run Skye Scenic Tours and we were in Donald’s van for their popular one-day tour (30 GBP as of September 2015) around […]

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

* “I am being eaten alive!” cried Pippin. “Midgewater! There are more midges than water!” “What do they live on when they can’t get hobbit?” asked Sam, scratching his neck. * Well, Master Gamgee, they live on me, for one — at least that day we went […]

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

* ♥ “How about a short walk?” My sister said at around noon on our first day in Portree, in the Isle of Skye. We had just had brunch and truthfully I was feeling a bit sluggish — well, who wouldn’t, after a plateful of bacon, scrambled eggs, […]