Sunday, July 29, 2012

Scotland and England

Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute, Scotland.  Even the name sounds dreamy.  It was overcast with rain sprinkling from time to time, but it was a gorgeous day.

We toured the castle in town, dating back to the 1200's.  The view of Rothesay from the top wall was amazing.  Can you see the road winding down in the background?  And the palm trees?  I still can't understand how they have palm trees in Scotland!  (I couldn't resist including one of my wee little palm tree paintings!) 

The old, old castle is in ruins now, but still a sight to see.  All of that history, it was amazing.

When we entered Scotland we were greeted by a bagpiper at Gretna Green.  How awesome is that?

 The Wee Big Shop.  Love it!

When you visit Scotland, you have to include a photo of sheep.

 The beautiful, quiet hills in Scotland.  (Notice the one lane road?)

I took this photo from the car window.  Just to give an idea of the size of the hills, the little white dots are sheep.  Amazing, right?  The fences are made from stone and are so very beautiful.

You just can't visit England without stopping at a fish-n-chips restaurant! (Or two...or three...). 

It was a cool and (very) windy day in Blackpool, England.  But the sky was blue and the air was fresh so we took in all we could, knowing our time in Britain was short, but oh so sweet.


  1. Hi,
    I absolutely love those pictures. I dream of someday being able to travel to those places, and Italy. Maybe . . . but until then I can am your newest follower. It's so nice to meet you!

  2. Oh, fish and chips, my downfall....Love them. Get out of here, I have never thought of palm trees and Scotland!! Thanks for the great pictures


  3. This trip looks amazing! I have always wanted to visit Scotland and loved looking at these photos and the rest of the places you visited. Loved all the wooden shoes hanging from the ceiling in Holland!!