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Kilts and Cockaleekie - a Yank wanders through Scotland

Kilts and Cockaleekie - a Yank wanders through Scotland

Old Jul 24th, 2008, 05:13 AM
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A very enjoyable thread - and thanks for the alert about the music series. Let's hope Charles Hazlewood's found his razor for this one...
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 07:32 AM
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GreenDragon -

I enjoyed your trip report just as much as anticipated. Thanks for all the information, much of which will be very useful for our trip in May,2009.

Were you happy that you chose to stay in Killin and what do you think of Calendar as a base for that area instead of Killin?

(If I incorrectly spelled either of those place names, sorry. I am on my daughter's laptop and very clumsy with it )
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 07:45 AM
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Good job GreenDragon!
Sorry to hear experiences on Mull were not so good with weather & cuisine.
You have jarred me into action on getting my May trip report on Britain finalised and posted! Thanks!
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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I'm so glad you all enjoyed my report. Definitely a labor of love, but writing it quickly means I remember things better, it cements them in my mind. Going through the pics now (I've finally gotten through all the pics on the 23rd, along that north coast), and reliving it yet again.

My next trip is a little closer to home - we are driving up the eastern seaboard of the US to Maine next summer.

Don't skip Skye, noe, it's very worth it! Good luck picking and choosing, though...

Patrick, he has not. At least, when I saw him on the boat to Staffa, when they were filming the intro to that part, he had not He was very friendly and chatty, though... even when I told him I knew next to nothing about classical music

Killin was delightful, but we would have been happy in Calander as well (don't remember the spelling either, but I seem to remember it's not like the things you put dates on).

I will probably be expanding this and putting photos into a book for private publication later on - I did something like that on a smaller scale (not as much trip report, more pictures) for my Ireland trip, and it has sold well at my art shows. I also make calendars of my photos each year
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I can't wait to see the photos, and I'd be interested in a calendar no doubt.
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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Have still been enjoying.
Sorry about your rain. Tourists to our Alaska this summer have been plagued with it too, as well as unusually cool.
Did the locals indicate what month is 'usually' the driest?
When we went in September 1998, I also remember drip, drip though not downpours.
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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I don't think there's such a thing as 'usual' weather in Scotland

By the way, I've started putting photos up on my Facebook page (Christy Nicholas) and I'm on the Fodor's group - so anyone a part of that can get a sneak preview. I am trying to get some at least on my own website by this weekend.
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Old Jul 24th, 2008, 06:47 PM
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GreenDragon, what is the link to your site?
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 03:49 AM
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I saw your pics on Facebook, they are amazing!!!! Now I really want to go to Scotland next summer instead of France.
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 04:16 AM
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amelie, I don't think many people who live here would concur

Grey again today...
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 04:49 AM
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I know Caroline!

I think I'm about to finally get a job within a school district (final step is on Tuesday), after a few years of grad school and subbing. So my schedule has changed! I'm definitely thinking Scotland next August. And saving Paris for April 2011 when Easter is very late.

I know my husband will be getting that itch to see family and friends again too (since that would make it two years).

GD - will you post more pictures than what you put on Facebook?
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 04:51 AM
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I think the link is www.facebook.com/greendragon, but I will have to check on that (I can't access it at work)
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 04:52 AM
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Yes, I am only about halfway through the trip photos on Facebook so far. I've posted about 230 photos so far there, and I've only started on Lewis photos. I still have Skye, Mull and Killin to go

There are 60 just from our day across the north coast of Scotland.
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 05:14 AM
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I was wondering... you didn't put too many of Rosslyn Chapel on. I didn't know if you are posting them only on Facebook or if you use something else like Flickr or Kodak too.
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 05:34 AM
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Amelie, best of luck with the job ! Despite my moans about the weather, Edinburgh in August is of course fantastically exciting. Going to our first Fringe preview tomorrow !
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Thank you caroline!
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I have more photos of Roslyn, but not a lot - we weren't supposed to take any pictures inside. I have several from the outside, though!
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They said no pictures inside? That is weird, they didn't tell us that last year. I have a ton on flickr.
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Now they say none inside... which is too bad, the place was incredible.
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Old Jul 25th, 2008, 09:06 AM
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Amelie - You were very fortunate indeed to have taken photographs inside Rosslyn Chapel!
This past May we were thwarted at every angle - even almost outside in the doorway!
They / or should I say SHE, was very vigilant and kept a beady eye on all cameras held aloft!
I can only assume the flash has some bad effect on the interior??
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