Thursday, July 7, 2016

British Isles Friday

I've been doing some memory lane posts of trips before digital and before blogging.

April 2001 - Scotland

We flew from Toronto to Amsterdam and then to Edinburgh where we picked up a car.

Me, killing time in Amsterdam airport.

On our way to our timeshare accommodations in Aberfoyle we stopped in Luss home to Loch Lomond.

Here's a lovely new version of the old singalong favourite.

Settled in. We attended a Scotch tasting session hosted by the timeshare one evening, it was a good thing we didn't have far to go to our condo.

Almost in the centre of the photo on the beach is a lone bagpiper playing.

Pretty cottages in Luss.

You can see the bagpiper getting ready to leave.

The highlight for John was playing at St. Andrew's where we spent a night and had great curry for dinner.

John may have had a gorgeous day to golf but the next day as we drove back to Aberfoyle it poured and we got a flat in Pittenweem. But the auto association came to our rescue and fixed the tire.

Another day we drove to Stirling Castle. It looked much the same in 2010.

Lunch in Stirling.

Our photo of William Wallace was awful, so I "borrowed" this one. It made us laugh as he looks like Mel Gibson!

We then flew to Ireland and spent a week around Ireland 2001 Ballybunion.

I first traveled to England with my Mom in 1960
My parents took us back as a family in 1970.
John and I first went together in 1986 to London.
Continuing 1986 with Oxford and Stratford.
Ireland 1991 Part 1 Dublin
Ireland 1991 Part 2 Around Ireland 
Ireland 1991 Part 3 Around Ireland
London 2005 with family
Ireland Part 1 2005 Ballyvaughan Aran Islands
Ireland Part 2 2005 Ballyvaughan Dunguaire Castle, Galway
Ireland Part 3 2005 Burren Bunratty Castle Aillwee Caves Lahinch
Ireland Part 4 2005 Dingle Kinsale Inch
Ireland Part 5 2005 Killarney Limerick Ashford
Ireland Part 6 2005 Dublin
Ireland 2001 Ballybunion
1987 London


  1. The Loch is beautiful. I featured a painting of that lake in a Gallery series earlier this year.

  2. Stirling Castle will be on my list for travels, if ever! I want to travel again so much. Love the photos , the cottages look wonderful. We've rented cottages for our trips. Makes it easier to cook and spoke out from one central location.

  3. Loch Lomond is such a beautiful song -- I really like that version!

    Nice scrapbook pages!


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