'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Plockton, Home of Hamish MacBeth

Plockton is the town where the BBC TV series Hamish MacBeth was filmed, along with Kyle of Lochalsh which I mentioned where the bridge to Skye was in a previous post.  Robert Carlyle played Hamish. It ran for 3 seasons. Did you see it? It was pretty decent.

It's a lovely town, even has palm trees! This is probably one of my top fav places I've been to in Scotland. We ate dinner at The Plockton Inn and it was THE best hamburger I've ever eaten. No shopping here, just a wee tiny corner gift shop and it is the building that was used in the show for the grocery/sundry shop where everyone always convened. We went up to Plockton after spending the day on Skye.

You can watch the whole TV series on Youtube!

Couple shots on the way to Plockton...




Cows were roaming everywhere in this village. Grazing right next to someones back door. Not sure I'd like that, have to watch where you stepped when you hung your laundry out to dry!












The store used in the TV Series

Fuchsia grows like crazy here in Scotland. At home in the States I only ever see it in hanging pots!




Sherlock Holmes is alive and well and living in Plockton!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Driving through the Highlands

The Highlands are amazing! The epic vistas are breathtaking. Most of these I took from the car window on our way to Dornie. You just have to be there and see them for yourself to get the magnitude of their beauty. Click on them to enlarge.












We had to pull off the road for two of these incredibly long, huge wind blades to pass.
They are the blades on the wind turbines dotting Scotland







Saturday, September 24, 2016

Isle of Skye

We dipped into the Isle of Skye one day. Made it as far as Portree. What an experience! The weather was amazing. I have read many times in my Scottish books about smirr. I finally experienced it! It's a fine rain, drizzle.  Along with midges! Nasty little bugs! The rain moved in and out, you could see it coming. Very fine, but soaking, then the sun would pop out and the upside to this was rainbows!





Portree harbour

 This Scania truck thought he could make it but think again! You can see below how tight it was. He's backing out now after thinking better of it. Check out the fella in the back of the truck on the left watching! A little crowd had gathered to watch.

Portree
Smirr moving in!









Rainbow in the background here too! Enlarge it



Picked up my snazzy hat at a charity shop on Skye. Jack and I are twins now!

This shot is of the bridge to Skye from Kyle of Lochalsh


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