A surprise visit to Perth, on our way to Dornie, Scotland in the Highlands

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September 1st 2007
Published: September 17th 2007
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What a lovely ship.
On our way from Edinburgh we pleasantly stopped at the City of Perth, on a Saturday morning, only to find out that there was a wonderful market on the main streets of downtown. It was so busy with people everywhere and we walked around to pick up some wonderful surprise items, like extremely fragrant home made lavender and heather soap, delicious walnut bread, garlic cheese, sausage, Scotish medican (which was delicious, I must say) etc. and then stopped for a nice cup of coffee and scones. We then continued on our way to Dornie Ross-shire Red House with a few more stops along the way. We were absolutely blown away with the green hills of low growing fern, mauve heather everywhere along the hill sides, mountain sides, and along the road way. Also passing so many large waterways and locks as they call them. Seven hours later after leaving Edinburgh, we finally arrived at our rental house pleasantly surprised by the large house with a large kitchen, living room, dinning room and 6 bedrooms. I got the single bed bedroom with the nice view out front. Here we stayed for a total of 7 nights. We travelled about 1000 miles during
On our drive to PerthOn our drive to PerthOn our drive to Perth

Lovely landscape
these 7 days. Each day took us somewhere new around the Island of Skye and the Highlands. Driving home was a challenge on very very narrow roads, with often hardly a single car passing us after 10 pm. It was rather difficult to find a place for coffee take out as well. We would all arrive back at the house only to all gather in the dining room for some excellent Scotish foods, etc. All 10 of us would then discuss our daily events and tours. What fun we had.

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Perth Market place, downtownPerth Market place, downtown
Perth Market place, downtown

A nice surprise, we made several purchases of Scotish delicacies here.
After leaving PerthAfter leaving Perth
After leaving Perth

Castle along the way - one of many in Scotland. I would just stick the camera outside the car window and shoot pictures as we drove along the way. Some good results
Scenery along way to Highlands of ScotlandScenery along way to Highlands of Scotland
Scenery along way to Highlands of Scotland

such beautiful views while driving
Spean Bridge MillSpean Bridge Mill
Spean Bridge Mill

Delicious cup of coffee plus an excellent Scotish shop
Heather Heather!!! EverywhereHeather Heather!!! Everywhere
Heather Heather!!! Everywhere

All the hills and mountains were covered with light green ferns and beautitiful mauve heather. Enchanting, across the way from our Dornie Red House.
Dornie, Ross-shire Red House, ScotlandDornie, Ross-shire Red House, Scotland
Dornie, Ross-shire Red House, Scotland

A big beautiful old house. We stayed here pleasantly for 7 nights, just down the road from Eilean Donan Castle, all 10 of us. Also our rental car. We drove over 1000 miles during this time.
Dornie HotelDornie Hotel
Dornie Hotel

A very small village with georgeous gardens and a fun pub.
View outside Ross-shire House in DornieView outside Ross-shire House in Dornie
View outside Ross-shire House in Dornie

This is what we saw each day looking out the front windows

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