one week to go

So, at this time next week, I should be landing in Glasgow for a week and a half of enjoying Scotland. Karen has generously offered to put up with me for a while, and make sure I don’t kill myself by looking the wrong way when I cross the street.

The itinerary has been pretty much finalised, and the plan is to spend a few days in Glasgow, head over to Edinburgh to check out the castle, Royal Mile and, if there’s time, check out Arthur’s Seat. After that, it’s a train ride up to the Granite City where the mode of transportation will be switched to a rental car on the wrong side of the road.

The next few days will be spent touring around Aberdeenshire, with a focus on castles and the Whisky Trail. The intent is to visit a number of distilleries, castles, walking trails, abbeys, and maybe a village or two along the North Sea, while staying at a variety of cool places. After touring around Speyside for a while, it’ll be West to Inverness to check out a fort, a castle, the town, and maybe Nessie.

The car will be returned in Inverness, and then it’s a train ride back to Glasgow for a day, followed by a travel day back to Ottawa.

A real vaction; I’m just a wee bit excited.

3 thoughts on “one week to go

  1. Umm… I’m hoping that’s a good thing. I haven’t seen any Monarch of Glen (which may change 🙂 ) thus far, but people tell me it’s good. My version of “good” frequently includes Adam Sandler though, so take it with a grain of salt. I’m thinking it’s going to be a blast.

    I’ll just have to make sure I “Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.” and avoid those pesky lycanthropes.

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