Monday, January 26, 2015

Greetings from Aberfeldy

We are in Scotland for the week!  We drove up on Friday through some very nice scenery that would have  been even nicer, especially for Mike, if it was not raining cats and dogs part of the way.  The roads were very twisty and turny so we were glad to arrive here in Aberfeldy just after dark.  Just how twisty you can judge for yourself since the last 21miles took 45 minutes to cover.

Yesterday we took a long Sunday drive around Loch Tay and boy were the views magnificent!  Looking down the loch was enough to take your breath away.

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We saw a lot of sheep during our drive, including a few that had left the meadow and were strolling along the road or chomping on what they had clearly seen as greener grass on the other side of the fence.

The road on the one side of the loch was one car wide and if you met up with another vehicle, which we did a few times, one of you had to back up to the nearest little pull off to allow the other car to pass.  We took this to be a sure sign that either this road is not traveled by a great amount of traffic or that Scots have nerves of steel, or both.

I expect we will take several more drives into the surrounding area so I will keep you updated.

Oh, since yesterday the Scots celebrated Burns Night in honor of poet Robert Burns may I leave you with this:

                                                                “The Selkirk Grace”
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit. 
- Robert Burns

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