Monday, July 22, 2019

I'm Dreaming of Inverness

When it's a heat wave in New York, I dream of being beside the River Ness once again.
There was one massive disappointment during my trip. Because of high winds and rough seas, the stop in Shetland was cancelled and the Black Watch was rerouted a day early to Inverness, the "capital of the Highlands." We had already scheduled our day in the area with a trip to Cawdor Castle and Cullodeen Battlefield -- both of which were extraordinary even with massive amounts of rain -- but this bonus day gave us the opportunity to spend time in Inverness. It's a great small city, scenic and very walkable. We shopped in the afternoon, but the morning activity was a walk along the River Ness, which flows from Loch Ness. 
I loved the iron work and the houses along the River.
 This is as close as we got to Loch Ness and seeing Nessie, until we got to the souvenir stores. This nice Nessie called out to me and she came home to be a friend to Pep Le Monkee. Pep is dressed in his souvenir of the trip, a Liverpool Football Club scarf.
Pep and Nessie -- just friends!

The winner of the giveaway is Maureen V. 
Maureen, you are number 7. I will be in touch.  

Actually, the heat's a little more tolerable today and I'm chugging through my list of at home errands. Love being able to check things off the list! I hope everyone else did well getting through the worst of the heat.
As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that scarf Pep is wearing! And we have heat down here but not worse than usual! lol Enjoy your week!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a special trip! I love your little Nessie.

Laurel Wood said...

As always, I love the photos. That little scarf is too cute! Congrats to Maureen.
GA's heat/humidity is terrible and I am working on indoor projects for now. Exterior painting can wait till Autumn!

Chatty Crone said...

No sighting of Loch Ness Monster?

Nancy Chan said...

Greetings! Thank you for paying a visit to my blog. I have heard of Loch Ness but have never been there. Nice to see Pep and Nessie becoming friends. Have a happy day!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a lovely remembrance to keep you cool in the hot weather. I love your cute Lock Ness monster.Thankfully we are now much cooler and the humidity is lower too. What a relief.

peggy said...

I wouldn't mind sitting by the Ness, especially these hot days. We are all puzzled by this weather here in Michigan. Lots of storms and rain and very hot. The monster was probably hiding in the cool water.

Deanna Rabe said...

I’m longing to go to Scotland again! Thank you for sharing!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh, hope you can keep cool in NYC- you have to go back to spot Nessie, she's there!
Wren x

A Joyful Chaos said...

I enjoyed the little vacation you allowed me to enjoy from my chair in our living room. Thanks for sharing.