My annual pilgrimage to the Scottish Mecca...Amsterdam to Fearn
Strong winds had the King of the Seaways keeled over for most of the 16 hour passage
Newcastle ... you get off the ship...taxi it to Newcastle central station and with 2 hours to kill you coffee it up at the station pub ... and you grab a 4-pack for the rail
North Cadboll ... this land owned by the Glenmorangie Distillery adjacent to my parents place.
Cadboll, from me mum and dads backyard
Mansfeld Castle in Tain... home for the next week
Guess I best head downstairs for my tea and crumpets
Village of Tain
Breakfast at the Castle
A Highlanders breakfast
Portmohamack, only West facing village on the East side of Scotland
Rockfield ... Scotland raw
Somebody bought the ruins to an old 14th century lookout post and rebuilt it into probably the ugliest castle in Scotland
When we were kids we used to hang around the original old ruins of the structure
Surprised it was even possible to rebuild it
Meanwhile, Back at the Mansfeld .. a bunch of ghosts are whooping it up..
I'm starting to feel like the Omega Man...where the hell is everybody ...
Out for an early morning walk in Tain ... and watching out for werewolves ...
Christmas Day at Crosswinds
The Mansfeld in HDR glory.
Off to Istanbul, Turkey