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Category: Europe

Sep 19 2014

Trakai Island Castle

While I Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I really wanted to visit the town of Trakai.  I didn’t really know much about it, but I’d seen a photograph like this one.  Since it was a photo that prompted me to go, it had to be a Foto Friday one day and today is the day.   …

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Sep 16 2014

Rediscovering Loch Lomond

Until August this year, the one and only time I had been to Loch Lomond was 22 years ago when I went to Glasgow with a friend.  We visited Luss for the day and, even though it was a very cold November day, we were determined to get out on a boat on Loch Lomond.  It …

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Sep 05 2014

The Oldest Church in England

After my trip around Scotland, I spent a few days in Canterbury.  One of the many sights I saw was St Martin’s Church, which is the oldest parish church in continuous use, not only in England but in the English-speaking world.  For that reason alone, it had to feature in this week’s Foto Friday It started off as a private …

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Sep 02 2014

The Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland

I have just returned from an amazing adventure, travelling around the western highlands and islands of Scotland.  It was the most unprepared I have ever been for a trip.  My items of clothing included a summer dress, summer skirt, and a pair of flimsy sandals because I was only going for a short city break, or …

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Aug 29 2014

Castle Moil, Kyleakin

I stayed in a village recently on the Isle of Skye called Kyleakin.  As it was a last minute decision to stay there, I knew very little about this village and was surprised when I found out it had a castle. As you can see from the photograph, it isn’t much of a castle, but …

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Aug 22 2014

Blackhouses aren’t Black!

Those of you who have been following my trip around the islands and highlands of Scotland on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, will be aware that I am currently on the Isle of Lewis.  One of the points of interest on Lewis is the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. Not having checked into this in advance, I was expecting …

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