Tuesday, 25 May 2010

ABC Wednesday S for Scotland




In 2005 I went to Scotland for the first time in my life.We arrived in New Castle in the morning and continued our journey to Windermere, where I bought some souvenirs and a book by Beatrix Potter, who lived in the Lake District. The Hadrian's Wall was the next sight on our program. We also paid a visit to Gretna Green, where a wedding was going on, complete with bagpipes playing men in kilts. Of all the places we visited, I was very much impressed by the castles, especially Starling Castle and Edingburgh Castle. The weather was not really bad, but a bit of more sunshine would have been lovely!

I shall be away for a couple of days, but shall answer all comments as soon as I am back! Have a great week!

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with S.

26 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Merci pour ce diaporama TRES complet, qui me rappelle des vacances d'été , il y a bien longtemps, sous la tente,par un temps qui s'était gâté peu à peu ...De bons souvenirs de jeunesse dans un pays très attachant .

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely trip, Wil! And thank you for taking us along! Your photos are fantastic as always! Have always wanted to visit Scotland, this is the next best thing!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

I have always wanted to visit Scotland and your commentary and pictures make me want to do it even more. Thanks for the viral trip and enjoy your time away too.

Roger Owen Green said...

My wife went to Scotland, a preplanned trip, two months after we got married. She liked it, but we were both a bit sad, too.

Roger Owen Green said...

I forgot: On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

anthonynorth said...

Scotland's a great place - well worth a visit.

Dina said...

Thanks for this tour, Wil. You really know where to go.
But where is the photo of the Loch Ness monster?? ;)

Vicki Lane said...

A wonderful tour, Wil! I visited Scotland a few years ago and was entranced by Hadrian's wall! Also the beautiful garden at the Grant's Distillery where I saw my first Himalayan blue poppy!

Manang Kim said...

What could I say it's beautiful!! And I just so wish someday too I could visit Scotland. Happy Wednesday!

ABC Wednesday~S

Amy said...

Oh, I loved Scotland. Back in '98 I traveled with my oldest daughter who had just graduated college. We stayed in Glasgow for a few days and then rented a car and drove all over that beautiful country and Ireland as well (we crossed on a large ferry). I remember Stirling Castle so well even though at that time it was undergoing a major refurbishment. We saw the "peephole" in the all where a very young Queen Victoria watched the exercises below.

Hood Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous slideshow!! I love your title pic too, with the baby geese. Adorable :)

Hood Photo Blog

Mara said...

S could have been for those beautiful swan and his/her young in your header. So sweet and elegant!

Hildred and Charles said...

All the romance of Scotland packed in one lovely slide show....thank you Wil.

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely trip - thank you!

Elisabeth said...

Oh to be in Scotland, now that summer's there.

Enjoy your holiday, Reader.

Etje said...

Prachtige uitstap weer, maar is dan ook een mooi land he

Marja said...

Oh what a lovely photo's I never went to Scotland but here in Dunedin there is a bit of scotland

Arkansas Patti said...

What a delightful slide show. That is a trip I would love to make. Scotland has always drawn me.
I get weak kneed when I hear a man talk in the Scotish accent and I do love the bagpipes.
What lovely country side. Thank you.

RuneE said...

I second everything that you say about Scotland (and Windermere and Harridan's wall too). I have been there several times and I still can't get enough. Maybe it is because they have the same climate as we have? :-)

Carol said...

Someday I'd love to visit Scotland. Thank you for your photos.

Nydia said...

Amazing slideshow! This is a place I have to visit someday, absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

Kisses from us.

Anya said...

Ziet er gezellig en erg mooi uit.
Ik ben er nog nooit geweest !!!
Bedankt voor de rondleiding
(Ik krijg er wel de vakantie kriebels van !!!!)

Fijne avond
:)

Jingle said...

Happy Thursday!

Anna said...

Lovely post about your trip to Scotland! There are several countries that begin with the letter "S" and I was tempted to choose one of them (Guess which one!) but decided to keep to my blog's main area of interest, jewellery-making.
Best wishes,
Anna
This is a permalink so visit my post whenever you get the time!

Anna's S-words

Janice Thomson said...

A beautiful part of the world indeed.

Etje said...

Spijtig van de regen voor vandaag, maar maak er toch maar iets fijn van