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October 7th 2019
Published: October 7th 2019
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Falkirk, Scotland
Sara and Helen were up and out early to pick up the rental car. We finally were able to get on the road around 8:30, with Sara driving and me navigating. She did great driving on the left side of the road, but I would be startled every now and then, especially after a turn, thinking we were on the wrong side. We had planned to stop for breakfast somewhere once we were out of the city, but couldn't seem to find anyplace. We finally got to Falkirk around 10:30 and had breakfast (yay! coffee!) around 10:30 at the Kelpies visitor center. The rain had stopped (mostly) but the wind was blustery.

We got to Stirling and the Stirling Castle in the rain again. After a fairly brief tour we drove on to Doune and Doune Castle. This castle has been used in movies and tv shows, notably "Ivanhoe" from the 50's with Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, "Monty Python's Holy Grail," "Outlander" and "Game of Thrones." We had lunch in Doune and then headed on under clearing skies and warmer temps. Sara had received a text saying our boat trip to Mull, Iona and Staffa was cancelled

due to bad weather, so we have tomorrow to sleep a little later and do whatever moves us. We thought the weather had cleared, but tonight it was thunderstorms and strong winds.

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Stirling CastleStirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Stirling, Scotland
Wallace MemorialWallace Memorial
Wallace Memorial

In the distance, near Stirling, viewed from Stirling Castle
Doune CastleDoune Castle
Doune Castle

Doune, Scotland

charming town

8th October 2019

Sounds like you're having as good a time as you hoped. Hope your knee is better. Love and miss you!!!
8th October 2019

So sorry the weather is a bit working against your trip. But, knowing all of you, it's awesome to be were you are! Love you
8th October 2019

Wallace Memorial
Great pictures, sorry the weather is so soggy, but sounds as if you all are having a good time.
8th October 2019

Were those letters or numbers on that horse head? Very interesting.
8th October 2019

Gena, I think it was just a random pattern of plates fastened together.
9th October 2019

Sorry about the bad weather you are encountering...
I hope you can still visit Iona the next day.
10th October 2019

Iona will have to wait for another trip. Scotland rains, it's a fact.
10th October 2019

Bad weather...
I will be traveling around Scotland from 3-14 Sep 2020 and hope the weather will be better!
11th October 2019

Rain in Scotland
But you know, it always rains in Scotland.

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