Thursday, July 7, 2016

British Isles Friday

Hosted by Joy's Book Blog.

I've been doing some memory lane posts of trips before digital and before blogging.

April 2001 - Scotland

We flew from Toronto to Amsterdam and then to Edinburgh where we picked up a car.

Me, killing time in Amsterdam airport.

On our way to our timeshare accommodations in Aberfoyle we stopped in Luss home to Loch Lomond.

Here's a lovely new version of the old singalong favourite.

Settled in. We attended a Scotch tasting session hosted by the timeshare one evening, it was a good thing we didn't have far to go to our condo.

Almost in the centre of the photo on the beach is a lone bagpiper playing.

Pretty cottages in Luss.

You can see the bagpiper getting ready to leave.

The highlight for John was playing at St. Andrew's where we spent a night and had great curry for dinner.

John may have had a gorgeous day to golf but the next day as we drove back to Aberfoyle it poured and we got a flat in Pittenweem.

Another day we drove to Stirling Castle. It looked much the same in 2010.

Lunch in Stirling.

We then flew to Ireland and spent a week around Ireland 2001 Ballybunion.

I first traveled to England with my Mom in 1960
My parents took us back as a family in 1970.
John and I first went together in 1986 to London.
Continuing 1986 with Oxford and Stratford.
Ireland 1991 Part 1 Dublin
Ireland 1991 Part 2 Around Ireland 
Ireland 1991 Part 3 Around Ireland
London 2005 with family
Ireland Part 1 2005 Ballyvaughan Aran Islands
Ireland Part 2 2005 Ballyvaughan Dunguaire Castle, Galway
Ireland Part 3 2005 Burren Bunratty Castle Aillwee Caves Lahinch
Ireland Part 4 2005 Dingle Kinsale Inch
Ireland Part 5 2005 Killarney Limerick Ashford
Ireland Part 6 2005 Dublin
Ireland 2001 Ballybunion
1987 London


  1. The Loch is beautiful. I featured a painting of that lake in a Gallery series earlier this year.

  2. Stirling Castle will be on my list for travels, if ever! I want to travel again so much. Love the photos , the cottages look wonderful. We've rented cottages for our trips. Makes it easier to cook and spoke out from one central location.

  3. Loch Lomond is such a beautiful song -- I really like that version!

    Nice scrapbook pages!