October Vacation Part 4 – Day Trips

After arriving in St. Andrews, we took day trips with Jen to explore other parts of Scotland.  Although we had ambitious aspirations, each time we found so many things of interest we didn’t end up getting very far afield.

Our first trip was to explore the eastern Angus lowlands.  It began and ended in Dundee and we bagged four castles: Glamis Castle (17th C, home of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of Queen Mother), Dunnotar Castle (15th C), Red Castle of Lunan (15th C), and Broughty Castle in Dundee (15th C).  Interspersed is a shot of the new V&A of Design and the RRS Discovery, which took Scott and Shackleton to Anarctica, and a couple shots at a farm shop (one of the many places Jen likes to stop for cakes and tea).

On the next day, Ted was playing golf, so Jen and I headed for Dunkeld to hike (and of course have cakes and tea).

On our third day trip we drove down the Fife coast to Crail, Anstruthen, Pittenweem, St. Monans, and Kingbarns.

Another day we took a train to Pitlochry to see the Edradour Distillery.

And on our final day trip we drove to Stirling and visited the castle grounds, on to Calander where we went for a hike (and found a place for cakes and tea), and on along Loch Lubnaig to Balquhidder and Loch Voil.

One thought on “October Vacation Part 4 – Day Trips

  1. Ricky, thanks for sharing all the description and photos from your beautiful trip. What a glorious time to visit such remarkable places. You and Ted are certainly living the good retirement life. Cheers!


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