|View from Edinburgh Castle|
|Our Edinburgh hotel, The Scotsman|
|Resting up for their Big Night|
|Edinburgh's Royal Mile - isn't it beautiful, even in the rain!|
|Driving to Isle of Skye through the Highlands - stunning!|
|Christmas 2012, Hotel Eilean Iarmain on Isle of Skye - our holiday home|
Despite our illnesses, we were determined to see what we could manage, so we did a couple of Isle of Skye drives before sadly departing our lovely loch-side hotel that fed us yummy food and local whisky and even had Santa leave a few gifts for us on Christmas morning. The lounge of the hotel served as a guest gathering place, where we could make friends and enjoy Christmas in the company of other travelers. Leaving Isle of Skye, we went to Oban (via a drive by Loch Ness...no Nessie sightings for us though), mainly for the Oban distillery, but also because it was supposed to be a charming town. It probably is, but we mostly just slept. We'd love to go back to Scotland again and not all three get sick. And at a time when Nora is allowed in the pubs so we can enjoy the music, so I suppose that will be in 16 years time or so that we can plan another trip there.
|Loch Ness, but no Nessie in sight|