May part 2
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.
|Scottish Wild Blue Hyacinth along the burn|
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!
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.
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]
History and Scotland coming alive have been the fulfilment of a lifetime!
Yesterday's visit with Lord John [chief of clan MacKenzie] was amazing, his history and the tales of his ancestors were fascinating. Our hike today along the stream and waterfall was ethereal [a beautiful gorge walk]. The stately trees, the wonderful ferns and the moss covered rocks and bridge were magical.
|Cathedrals of Wood|
Today's hike behind the shooting lodge [our accommodation] was fun and fantastic; meeting the farmer, Graeme, who gave us permission to go over his fields to the top of the ridge to see to the other side where Mary Queen of Scots would have stayed (40 miles away).