|Peaceful Loch Leven.|
Back in ("Blue Sky") Scotland again, it was great to meet up with MG Mike in lovely Kinross. The coffee is always deliciously strong, the buttery shortbread melts in your mouth, and the elegant ambiance of the Green Hotel soothes the weary, jet-lagged traveler. This 18th century coaching inn sits near Loch Leven and its tiny island castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567 - and from which she escaped a year later! (The other Loch Leven is on the west coast, south of Fort William, and is a salt-water loch.)
|The Scottish mid-March...a "short sleeve" day.|
It's always a great time to be in Scotland but this year, 2014, is particularly special. This is the Year of Homecoming - everywhere, the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Forth Bridges Festival, and golf's Ryder Cup at the Gleneagles Hotel. This time, for us, it's a locum with a very special parish in Angus...but the dry suits, PFDs, hiking boots and backpacks, happily came along for the ride.
|The "freshwater" Loch Leven.|
With a bit of luck, they'll find meaningful "employment" too. :)