Category Archives: Scotland

More Scotland pix

Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

Scottish BBQ? Edinburgh

This is the mash tun at the Oban distillery. All of the Oban in the world starts out as malted barley getting soaked in hot water in this vessel. It smells like a brewery, because whiskey/whisky is really just distilled beer.

Sunset at Oban bay. Oban means “little bay”. So…

Oban. It’s a small town on the coast. Large building on the right is the Perle hotel, where we stayed.

Old Inverlochy castle, Fort William. We spent one night in Fort William, and in the morning, I woke up early and went for a run. I ran along the bank of the river Lochy, through an abandoned rugby field / sheep pasture, then through this 13th C castle. It was kindof awesome.

This is the Glenfinnian viaduct. It’s part of the train route from Fort William to Mallieg. Fans of the Harry Potter movies will recognize it.

Just before the viaduct, looking out to sea. If you look close, you’ll see a little plume of smoke rising from the far mountain in the center. That’s where someone is burning the heather off the hillsides.

The Flodigarry. A wonderful inn in the village of Flodigarry, Isle Of Skye. They only serve soup.

A little church on the Isle of Skye, as we passed in our van.

In the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. This is a series of waterfalls and pools of clear blue water on the side of a mountain.

Me at the Talisker distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, annoying a woman who wanted a picture of the building.

A sheep, looking over the bay of Uig, Skye.

Skye has the population density of Wyoming, and its largest town has just 3,000 people. So there are vast stretches of nothing but hills and mountains and nothing.


We just boarded the plane home from Scotland. I noticed something stuck on one of my molars. Bit of candy, I assumed. After some discrete digging, I decided to take a cell phone selfie of my mouth.

Hey look! The porcelain surface of a crown I had installed in 1989 is delaminating!

I know what my tongue is going to be doing for the next 10 hours!