Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunny photos!

Scotland’s not been having a great summer this year, but I did manage to find some sunny moments when I was there. Here are some of them.

Loch Ness. Yes there are clouds too, but you can see the sun reflecting on the water.

An almost cloudless sky – at Orkney.

Also at Orkney.

Orkney.

Orkney again.

My ancestral ground – MacKay country in the far north of Scotland.

When this photo was taken it was so sunny that I have a shadow, and it was warm enough for me to have bare arms!

Blue sky at St Andrews.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Buildings and castles

In my travels around Scotland, I saw various buildings and castles. Some are ruins and some are still used today. I share some of my photos of them with you in this post.

Doune Castle

Dunrobin Castle

Next to Dunrobin Castle

Earl Robert’s Palace in Birsay (Orkney)

The Earl’s Palace, in Kirkwall, Orkney

Cool spiral staircase in The Earl’s Palace

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Glasgow University in the background

Normal buildings in a street in Glasgow


Friday, July 20, 2012

First glimpses of Scotland

When I flew into Scotland, we were above the clouds, so it wasn’t until we got low enough below the clouds as we were arriving that I caught my first glimpses of Scotland on this trip, and obviously I saw a lot more in the ensuing two weeks! Anyway, here are just a few of the photos I took from the plane as we were coming in to land. I wish I could tell you what little villages or townships we can see in the photos, but I don’t know either!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Another interesting thing that I did while I was in Canada was visit Fanshawe Pioneer Village. It shows you how the pioneer settlers to Canada lived in the earlier years. Many of the buildings were originals which have been moved to this location for the display. Here are some of the photos I took.

A house:


A classroom:


Purple Hill Loyal Orange Lodge, complete with orange trimmings and lilies.


A loom place:


There was a printing press building which had the blocks that they used to use for printing. Here is an example of a what’s-it-called with the blocks in it ready for printing.


Lastly, better not be naughty, or you might end up in the stocks!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Horse-riding

Rebekah and her family live on a farm and have a few horses there, so one day I had a ride on one of the horses, Caliber. Rebekah taught me how to gently direct him to go where I wanted him to go. Here are some photos of me riding Caliber.