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A Shepherd’s Delight

Greetings from Scotland, where cider pours from every tap and the hours-long runs and treks are doing nothing for my tolerance…

We arrived five days ago and thus far, Brent has proclaimed every experience to be his favorite.  We’ve gallavanted through Edinburgh (coming face-to-face with Abraham Lincoln and a memorial to the Scotch-American soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War), stormed Doune Castle (which, we learned, is where most of Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed), searched for badgers along a rushing river gorge (sadly, we came up empty), and slept in an Industrial Revolution-era utopian mill village. 

We fell asleep Friday to a red sky (a shephard’s delight, our innkeeper told us) and awoke yesterday to a cloudless day, pitch-perfect for our plans to summit Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK.  After the five-mile ascent, we were rewarded with spectacular views of the hills and valleys and lakes below.  We made the slower climb down and added onto our journey with a few additional miles to check out a giant waterfall, splashing down into a green meadow.  The only thing missing were the otters and Scottish Highland Cattle we keep reading about.

We’ve taken tons of pictures and after several months, I’ve finally caught the blogging bug again.  But we have yet to find a computer where we can hook up the camera, so for now, I’m biding my time and writing stories in my head.


7 responses to “A Shepherd’s Delight

  1. brieshelleygoaroundtheworld August 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Ahh sounds glorious in Scotland and like you are both having a wonderful time. I love the diversity of experiences you are having and can just picture it in my mind.

  2. Kate August 5, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait for the pics and more stories! 🙂

  3. Sarah S @RunningOnWords August 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I can’t wait to see pictures! I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland, but it’s going to be years before we might be able to manage it.

  4. Kristy (@RunTheLongRoad) August 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    sounds wonderful! enjoy your time over there and hurry with the pics 🙂

  5. Kari @ Running Ricig August 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I’m so jealous of you guys! That sounds awesome. Also, cider is my favorite!

  6. Johann August 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Scotland is beautiful! Looking forward to your stories and pictures.

  7. adventureisoutthere August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about this adventure!

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