Sorry for the delay. It’s hard to slog through 400+ pictures, and choose the top few that epitomize our trip. And once I’d finally done all that, and uploaded them to the blog, they wanted to display in reverse order. So I’ve now painstakingly added them, one by one, for your viewing pleasure. APPRECIATE!!
This year’s trip took us to Tomintoul, in the Cairngorms of Scotland, rather than to our usual home-away-from-home of Fort Augustus. It was nice to try a new spot and get a change of scenery. The setting was absolutely spectacular. We did a lot of geo-caching, which the boys call treasure hunting. When you’re traveling with a six year old and a not-quite three year old, museums and castles give way to exploring the countryside. It was a nice, peaceful time, although by the end we were all more than ready to get home.
I’d give you a play-by-play to accompany the pictures, about the sites we saw and the trips highs and lows, but I’ve battled with WordPress and this post for as long as I can stand it.
The boys enjoyed the trip over. I did not. I pretty much puked from one side of the North Sea to the other. You're welcome.
The guys on the way to our first cache.
Remains of Drumin Castle.
Liam and Harry spent lots of time conquering this rock pile outside the cottage.
Liam *mountain climbing*, getting in touch with his Highlander roots.
Had a lovely lunch in this hotel in Grantown-on-Spey.
Site of another cache, an old lum.
The resemblance is uncanny. As is there determination not to smile and look directly at the camera.
Harry loved these oven mitts! He'd put them on and run around being a butterfly.
Highlight for the boys: the steam train trip!
Leaving Broomhill for Boat of Garten.
Rebuilding of an authentic blackhouse at the folk museum.
On the playground at the folklore museum.
Harry's plunder at our final cache.
Chives in the cottage garden.
The remains of Lecht House, on the half mile drive from the road to our cottage.
By the end of the trip, this is how we all felt