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The Grand Tour: Scotland, “Haste ye back!”

The Grand Tour: Scotland, “Haste ye back!”

Still playing catch up! Here’s a bit about our last few weeks in Scotland: Samuel Johnson, author, essayist, literary critic and famous for his work on the Dictionary of the English Language, took a trip to Scotland in the 1770s, the event recorded in A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland.   Scotland was still … Continue reading

Thwarted by one queen, welcomed by another

Thwarted by one queen, welcomed by another

Edinburgh has room for only one queen.  You will recall that I was proclaimed Queen of Dalriada at Dunadd in Argyll which entitles me to do pretty much whatever I damn well please.  Yet, I soon realized otherwise the day we decided to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the grand turreted structure with requisite ruined … Continue reading

The Grand Tour: Scotland, one week in

The Grand Tour: Scotland, one week in

I apologize for being incommunicado for a while.  Since we left York our wireless access has been minimal, and the times where we have been able to locate a hot spot the connection has been weak.  Needless to say this has been frustrating, but I think about how travel and travel writing used to be … Continue reading