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!