Tuesday, May 03, 2005

England Scotland Travelogue - Day Eleven

Wednesday, 31 May 2000 Sleeper train from Inverness to London-Euston Station

You know, I don’t see how anyone who sees the Highlands couldn’t simply fall in love with them.

This morning, we left Bimini about 9:30 after having a great conversation with Collin, the host, and made our way across the country to Inverness. It is really difficult to put into words exactly how beautiful they were. We saw snowcapped mountains, rivers that created valleys, country roads, manor houses, and sometimes all together. It is always gratifying when a trip or better an area exceeds what you expect and Scotland has done that.

We stopped at the site of the Culloden battle field that Sheryl’s read about in the Outlander series. It was interesting to see the clan markers and the main monument, but it started pouring rain after a bit, so we ran back to the car.

We got to Inverness and shopped a bit. Sheryl drove for the first time in town and got to experience the nerve-wracking joy that is. We got turned around a couple of times and finally dropped the car off and walked to the Rail Station.

We stayed in a room for sleeper passengers for a couple of hours reading, met a 4 1/2 year old adorable boy named Oliver from "Hartfordshire in town called Trent" and boarded the train. We also met a family from Wisconsin who were on holiday and had been to Iona, a place we wished we’d been able to go. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Our accommodation makes Barry House look like the Ritz. Barely any room and even less with our luggage. It’s not the Orient Express. That’s for certain. But tomorrow, back to London for three more days.

2005 Thoughts
Post Trip Thoughts
Day Thirteen
Day Twelve
Day Eleven
Day Ten
Day Nine
Day Eight
Day Seven
Day Five
Day Four
Day Three
Day Two
Day One of the trip

1 comment:

lesley : ) said...

London for 3 more days!!! I'm so excited to see this city with you all!! : )

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