Monique: So, today was beyond anything i could of expected. First we went to a castle that could have been castle Leoch. it was beautiful, magestic and everything i thought it would be, but it was not what had the lasting impression; This came at Culloden and to be honest i was anxious about the whole experience. Initially the exhibit was very informative up until the movie; the battle reenactment! how could anything top that? Well I ventured to the battlefield with Debie and I started seeing the clans stones. Even as I think about it, I get teary eyed; it was just too much. Then I saw the stone for the clan Fraser and I lost it. How could lives be lost so senselessly? As I sit here after all i have seen i still don't know what to say, feel, or think; all i can do is cry. It is a part of history that can't be changed but can be learned from. it was a hard experience, but it was one that i will never forget!
Nancy: Today we started out with a guid stretch & walked through the Castle with the lovely gardens and woods and we ate lunch in the castle. We enjoyed song while we strolled through the woods. Hieland Cows were a highlight before the battle of Culloden. We enjoyed a beautiful rain free day!!
Sam: Another first: A nice walk through the woodlands surrounding the castle. I started teaching the group a wee song that we'll all sing later. I was amazed at how the castle gardens have as many flowers in the early autumn as they do in the spring. Absolutely beautiful.
|The Tai Chi of Castle|
|Is that a castle in the distance?|