In September of 2009 my husband and I took a two week vacation spending three days in London and eleven in Scotland. It was only our second trip out of the United States and the first to Europe. Everyone told us we had to take a guided tour while in Scotland, that there was no way we could do it on our own. I, however, had my heart set on us just being alone, exploring the sights together, and this is exactly what we did. After London, we rented a car in Edinburgh and set off for the Highlands. We had some fun, crazy adventures, getting lost a number of times. Learning to navigate the single track roads in particular caused quite a few moments of skipped heart beats.
While there I took over 3,000 photographs, I mean I just couldn't help myself because around every turn was something so breathtaking I would scream at my husband to pull over. These photographs included a number of castles, there were just so many castles! This week's Sepia Saturday theme centers around castles so, yeah, I finally get to share some of my amateurish photographs.
|Castle Stalker, Loch Laich, mid-way between Oban & Glen Coe|
|Castle Dunvegan, Isle of Skye|
|Castle Dunvegan, rear view, Isle of Skye|
|The Famous Castle Eilean Donan. Loch Duich, Western Highlands of Scotland|
|Edinburgh Castle, back/side view|
|Edinburgh Castle, view from cemetery in back|
|Cannon overlooking Edinburgh from Castle|