Tomarrow we visit the Isle of Skye.
Fun facts about Scotland courtesy of Lyn whaley, friend and fellow traveler
*There are approximately 5 million people in the country and 9 million sheep--a major food source.
*Gas is $6-8 per gallon.
*It's about the same latitude as Alaska, so long days and short nights right now.
*It is hilly and very green.
*A major crop is "soft fruit", strawberries, raspberries and blueberries grown in hothouses. Delicious!
*It is the home of Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, and JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books.
*The more remote areas have mobile banks that come once a week complete with ATMs
Sunday we headed south through the Highlands. We followed the shores of Loch Ness for many miles until we reached Urquhart Castle. This is the most recent in a long list of castles we've visited so far - we find ourselves saying, "Ho Humm, another castle". BTW, no sightings of Nessie!
We traveled through the Great Glen, famous for it's many lochs (lakes) before arriving at our hotel situated on Loch Linnhe. Our accommodations for 2 nights is the Ballachulish Hotel, a beautiful old facility reminiscent of Fawlty Towers for you BBC fans) in a glorious setting. Our room was spacious and the food delicious.
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