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A Little Charm…Bagpipes and Locks

The faintly audible music of bagpipes in the distance altered my course and I set my meandering walk toward the main street of Fort Augustus. The town is small. Tiny actually. And all of the action takes place along the Caledonian Canal that feeds into Loch Ness. The canal is set up with a set […]

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Loch Ness Monster

A Little Myth…Romanticizing Nessie the Monster

You know her as Nessie and her myth has spread all over the world; the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has caught the imaginations of dreamers and scientists, children and adults, and everyone in between. I confess that I made a multi-day stop to the long and legendary lake situated in the heart of […]

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Hairy Highland Cow- Photo by Flickr user: Tambako

A Little Imagination…Exploring Isle of Skye Through the Tain

The scent of Scotland changes as the damp rains roll in; throughout the small city of Portree the earthy smell of grass and the fresh scent of wet flowers begin to dominate the air and override the ostensibly more powerful scent of deep-frying fish and chips; instead the collage of smells mingle together in the […]

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