Today is our first day in England. We completed our tour of Ireland and Scotland. Ireland is indeed as beautiful and as green as they say. We rented a car, headed south and visited, amazing historical sites such as Killkenny and Blarney Castles, The Cliffs of Moher, and a very cool 1792 jail. We all kissed the Blarney Stone and really enjoyed the experience. They lay you down on your back, lean you over the edge at the top of the castle, and you kiss the stone upsidedown. It’s quite un-nerving ! Speaking of un-nerving the driving was fricken difficult. The rural roads are very narrow with huge tour buses coming at you and the city round abouts (circle drives ) are nerve racking and confusing. but we made it.
Scotland was a quick visit, but was pretty cool. We toured Glasgow one day and Edinburgh for two days. We had a Scotish beer in the oldest operating pub (1756) in Glasgow and attended a huge festival in Edinburgh and enjoyed professional street performers. We bought tickets off a scalper to the sold out Edinburgh Castle Tattoo ceremony which included military band preformances from around the world ending with a single bag pipe player, playing alone on the top of the castle wall. It was quite moving as they rolled the names of all the lost Scotish soldiers against the castle wall.
Then we headed to the Scotish north to search for the Loch Ness Monster. Beautiful country and scenery, but no sign of the great legendary creature.
You could spend a year in each country looking at stuff, but we keep on truckin. We have done allot, but still have not uploaded pictures. This week for sure. Busy, busy, busy. Next England.
Bye for now