Tuesday, 13 June 2006

a trip to scotland


For the first May weekend wed decided to go to Scotland to visit Erech, my friend who I helped out restoring the cottage just a year ago.
Erech picked usd up from Aberdeen airport and he took us to the cottage near Dufftown in his oh-I-love-it-so-much-vegetable-oil-powered-VW-bus.

The weather was so beatifull that we had breakfast out in the sunshine the next morning


and went for a ride to Loch Nes to find that old monster.


The scenery was lovely. We drove around the whole lake. We stopped a number of times to check out waterfalls, lakes, and cannels.


Had some scones and beer and just enjoyed the lovely day being silly.


We even saw Nessi!


The next day was just as beautiful. Breakfast in the sun and off to the Glenlivet distillery.


After that we went off do explore the countryside a bit,


which ment driving up tiny roads and laying in the grass looking up into the sky.



It was sunday so we decided to make a proper sunday roast ... lamb in honey and sider with roasted vegetables and mash ... delicious.
We finished it up with whine, cask-strength wisky and some music...


On our last day, Erech took us on the "longer route" along the coast to the airport.


It was a great trip and I am looking forward to the next time being up at Croftglass Cottage ;)