Our First Weekend Sightseeing in Scotland Part II

Thanks to the brand new batteries we bought here strangely not working at all in our camera, I couldn’t post the rest of our pictures from last weekend.  I had just enough oomph to get them off of our camera and onto our computer ready for posting.  So here are the rest of our fun from Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

After our lunch and nap on Saturday we decided to head out to Drum Castle, not far from Aberdeen, the oldest castle in Scotland’s National Trust.  It was beautiful drive out there, but we were met with rain on a seemingly perfect sunny day!  We learned very quickly to always take our umbrella no matter what the weather looks like!  We couldn’t take pictures indoors and it was too rainy to walk around the estate, so we have just a couple pictures.

The drive. It is ridiculously beautiful here.

My husband took this beautiful picture.

View from the top of the castle tower.

This castle was amazing; it was handed down through the same family- unbroken ownership for over 20 generations from the early 1323 to 1975 when it was gifted to the National Trust.

Sunday afternoon we went to a nature reserve which was very peaceful and quiet.  There was a section of beach where we were not allowed to go because birds nested there.  Marlee wanted to walk herself which means we walked very slowly and didn’t get very far before turning around and going back.  Did I mention it was cold?  And then she fell in an awful pile of animal poop and had to be changed.  Thank goodness Mike told me to bring another change of clothes for her!  Still it was very beautiful there.

it was near the beach so we found the prettiest little shells

upon meeting a snail…

and back through the tunnel of trees

Next it was a very short drive to another beach where we could see the seals! (Or are they sea lions? I don’t know…) It was so breathtaking there.  The seals were on the opposite beach so we couldn’t get a real close look (at first we thought they were rocks) but as we walked closer you could begin to hear them.  It was a truly eerie sound, all of their barking and howling swirling together to create this haunting sound on a very quiet beach under the gray clouds.  

Marlee of course had fun playing on the beach and didn’t want to leave, but we had a long weekend and were ready to rest.  I think this weekend we will stay around town and do some window shopping and relax.  Despite news that we will be leaving Scotland 4 weeks early, our favorite thing to do sometimes is just to hang out, eat good food and watch a movie at home- no matter where we are!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ishooteditnblog
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 11:13:46

    This is so gorgeous! You really take great shots! =)


  2. Booksphotographsandartwork
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 23:49:22

    You make me want to overcome my fear of flying and hop on a plane right now!


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