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Scotland: A New Journey

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Adios, America!

I left the States on the 21st of August and am getting my feet under me here in bonny Scotland.  For the next four years – pending any other life changes – I will be living in Dundee and going to school. Continue reading

Scotland: Three Days on a Remote Peninsula – Part 2

The beauty of Scotland on a warm, bright spring day was beyond my imagining. How lucky then, that I was able to witness the stunning display Mother Nature provided on the third and final full day in Inverie.

Greyed photo of Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

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Scotland: Three Days on a Remote Peninsula – Part 1

A bothy or old ruins along the stalker path on Knoydart Peninsula, ScotlandWhat happens when one decides to go off the beaten (American) path in Scotland? One winds up with an experience far surpassing what they hoped. Continue reading

Scotland (on cell phone): Silver Sands of Morar and the Old Haunt of Edinburgh

We rolled out mid-morning from the Knoydart Bunkhouse I originally planned on heading off to Stirling the day we returned to Mallaig (April 28), but then I reminded myself I was on vacation and running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off wasn’t on my agenda, so I shot an email off to Fiona #2 who runs the beautiful B&B I stayed at before leaving for Knoydart and booked myself another night at Seaview Guest House.

Leaving Knoydart Peninsula on the Ferry

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Scotland (on cell phone): Knoydart Peninsula and Two Conquered Munros

Luinne Bheinn Munro on Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland - April 2014

There are 282 munros in Scotland.  I hiked two.  So…280 more to go?

Three of the most important things I learned while ‘hillwalking’ (the British version of ‘hiking’) in Scotland:

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Northern Ireland to the Highlands of Scotland (on cell phone): A Missing Bite Valve, a Train, and a Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct - Famous for the Hogwarts (Jacobite) Train - taken from ScotRail train heading to Mallaig, Scotland - April 2014

Given this is the second time I’m having to write this, I think I’ll go with cliff notes until I post the camera photos.
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