["These tranquil waters lie very close to the heart of ancient Dalriada"]
Loch Crinan, Argyll (shown above) is a rare beauty of a spot in my travel zone. Maybe I'll get there after a visit to the tea room on the island of Kerrera, down the road a piece from Oban.
Speaking of room. My first night's accommodation in Edinburgh was cancelled by the apartment owner (Andy discovered I was an old, cranky, dust-covered Canadian?) but I was back on track within the hour, in digs even closer to Edinburgh Castle and another interest or two high on my list.
My new digs (an upgrade via Airbnb):
["I'll be sleeping pretty..."]
[...with lots of bedtime reading"]
["I like to cook! Photos above from Airbnb's website"]
Because of the ups and downs associated w travel, particularly in hilly Scotland, I've been heading out for hour-long walks before my trip so my old legs don't get left behind.
["Ooot and abooot and goin' downhill to Thames Park"]
Link to Scotland 2014
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