The best and the worst, hmm…that is an interesting question. I absolutely loved Scotland when I was there. I felt a sense of belonging or coming home. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want to live there because it is not the US. But I would love to visit every year. Loch Ranoch was so peaceful. We walked into town every day, about a mile each way, ate at the local restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance. The people were friendly and welcoming. So there were very few worsts for me in Scotland.
When visiting Scotland I found so many things fascinating. Castles and churches were in abundance. Some were well kept and others in ruins. I always had a larger than life image of the castles and was amazed to find some of them quite small. The ancient graveyards were also intriguing.
Scotland hosts some of the most magnificent scenery and idyllic places. We traveled to Loch Ranoch and in doing so we passed a stopping off place, which was supposed to be Queen Victoria’s favorite place in Scotland. Some of this rugged scenery I used in the last highland book Highland Song. The cover on this book comes from a photograph I snapped at this location.
Edinburgh Castle, well, there is nothing else like it. Besides the firing of the cannons toward the ocean there were wonderful places to eat highland food and buy highland trinkets. Beneath the castle the tunnels are haunted and one can take a ghost tour. I didn’t know about the tour at the time, but if I ever go back, I will certainly give the tour a try.
Loved the huge lochs and the castles, again castles. I’m beginning to see a theme. Loch Ness was beautiful and no, we didn’t see, Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, although I’m sure she exists.
Worst, beyond a doubt was driving on the wrong side of the road. I spent most of our driving time leaning to the right as if I could get the car on the right side of the road. The weather was pretty good until the last couple of days and it rained solid. I’m an Oregonian and I’m used to the rain but this was different, very different.
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As hard and as unyielding as the winter storms that sweep through the countryside, Colin is irresistibly drawn to the impetuous beauty who has magically appeared on his doorsteps. Despite his vows of revenge against her father, she stirs his passion as well as his sense of justice...but to love her would violate all his vows of revenge.