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May part 2

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We have renamed the tour!  We are "The Sampled Not Shared" Tour.  It sounds innocent but it's actually a bit rude involving Sean Connery and Roger Moore.  You had to be there.

Some gems from the last few days.


Name:  Kirstin
The Lands of Loyal is such a gorgeous hotel!  We enjoyed a beautiful walk up a farm track to sheep pastures with gorse in bloom.  The views at the top were worth the hike!

Name: Debbie
The Castle Leod yesterday was wonderful, and the hike afterwards [above Loch Ness through the forest] for me was the highlight of the day.  I loved the walk through the village.

Name: Cristi
Scenes from the hike... the red frog on a rock, the ram that posed for us, the frisky horse that begged us to feed him grass!!  Ransoms!!!  [That's wild Garlic]

Name: Alice
History and Scotland coming alive have been the fulfilment of a lifetime!

Name: Dianne
Yesterday's visit with Lord John [chief of clan MacKenzie] was amazing, his history and the tales of his ancestors were fascin…

May - The Birthday Tour part 1

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The May tour 2014 has begun with twelve Outlandish Spirits on the trail of Jamie and Claire.  First stop, Cranesmuir and the house of Geillis Duncan.

Kirstin:
Gem of the day in one sentence. Today we explored "Geillis Duncan's garden", so beautiful and peaceful and in back of a preserved house, with cunning stonework and hidden stairways to explore.

Your hosts:  We're going to do the blog a bit differently this year.  Each guest will give a gem of the day, some written, some in video form (more of later).  Why? To give you a sense, in poetic form, of what it might be like to be in the Scotland of Jamie and Claire, via the words of your fellow Outlander fans.




Kirstin, Gem: The restored Catholic church on a hill, representing Claire and Jamie's wedding site, was perfect with its peaceful and rustic beauty.

Name: Gil
Loved the church on the hill - the common bond of humanity.

Name: Dianne
What a thrill to be the one to hold the ancient key and unlock the lovely chapel d…