Gargoyles (or Little Man) in Glasgow

Gargoyles (or Little Man) in Glasgow, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Karen took this one in Glasgow. The buildings in Glasgow, like Edinburgh and London, were beautiful. Glasgow is a larger and more modern city than Edinburgh, but still lovely in it’s own right. Once a major industrial center for the U.K. it’s still a thrivingContinue reading “Gargoyles (or Little Man) in Glasgow”

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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. On the shores of Loch Ness is Urquhart Castle. A beautiful old ruin. We stopped briefly on our way back to our hotel to get a couple of shots. There Karen and I were, jumping up on the wall that had signs saying, don’t get on the wall. Shocking…Continue reading “Urquhart Castle”

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Inverness

} Inverness, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. A quick stop in Inverness for lunch and a bottle of 17 year old whiskey from Glengoyne (the stuff I’d had the night before after dinner at our hotel), and we were off to drive around a bit more of Loch Ness.

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Nessie

We couldn’t believe it.  You go to Loch Ness and you think, hmmm… maybe we’ll see the famous monster.  But you go thinking no, we probably won’t see her.  Then… as you approach the beach, you get a glimpse and you’re in shock.  There she is.  Swimming out in the Loch… Nessie.  You catch yourContinue reading “Nessie”

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First Sighting

First Sighting, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This is our view, high above Loch Ness. In the foreground you can see our first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. I know, it looks strangely like Martin’s hand. We thought that an odd coincidence too.

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Loch Ness is close to where we stayed in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s the largest of the lochs by volume. It’s huge, and gorgeous. We hiked up to the top of a hill on the loch to get a view from above it, and then drove along it,Continue reading “Loch Ness”

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Glengarry Castle Hotel

Glengarry Castle Hotel, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. From Edinburgh we moved on to the Glengarry Castle Hotel on the shores of Loch Oich near the ruins of the Invergarry Castle. This place was awesome. Really great huge old manor house, a really fantastic included breakfast (complete with blood pudding if you wanted it… I didn’t,Continue reading “Glengarry Castle Hotel”

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