Alas the adventure has come to one of life's pauses. The Jamie and Claire tour May 2012, The Grape Tour (named after Robert who is a bit of a wine buff) has shouted its last shout, tinged its last last glass of announcement, climbed its last castle step and Noella, always disappearing, finally caught up with the group (once we unglued her camera from her fingers).
We have new friends and many memories, but let me hand over to our guests' own words to describe the last two days.
|Robert has got into geocaching on this trip - he meets the "planter"|
|The morning after the night before in our castle.|
Today we did the Edinburgh, having arrived by carriage into the town last night (train carriage that is, a first for the J&C tour).
We had a grand time running up and down the Royal Mile, visiting all the places that Claire did, looking for Jamie. The OSs really enjoyed putting face-to-place so to speak. Kim spoke of finding the spiral staircases in the castles much narrower than she had expected from her reading of the books, so a good "education" in the scenery of Outlander was had.
Some of the group are going on with me in the morning, one of my "extension" tours. We're off to Skye, so keep an eye on the blog for the Outlandish comments on that one. Perhaps we'll pass a Silkie's Isle on the way. In fact, we will see lots of west coast isles like the treasure laden one, seals and all.
|The Ladies of Leisure head to the Western Isles.|