After we had quite a lovely (and filling) breakfast at our BnB on the Isle of Skye we were on the road again. There was an option to take a bit of a detour to head to the famous Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness monster (Billy wanted to say hello to Nessie) but as time was a bit tight we opted to just make a dash across the mainland through the highlands to get to our next stop in Aboyne.
Note: I’ve learned the hard way from this trip to plan stops and what I wish to see better because there were some things I wished I had seen or taken more time with and others that I thought would be great to visit that could’ve been skipped. Live and learn…
But before Aboyne, we stopped at Eilean Donan Castle. Scotland is filled with castles and Eilean Donan is probably one of the most visited and photographed ones. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that Highlander and a James Bond film were filmed here.
Billy opted to just hang around the parking lot and wait while I explored the castle as they do not allow backpacks (and in my backpack with his head sticking out is how he mostly traveled with me) inside of the grounds.
He did his usual meandering about talking to people like this tour guide that had just dropped off a group of tourists who were at the time in line getting their entry tickets for the castle. He wanted a kilt for himself after this. I told him they didn’t come in his size.
And then just as we were heading back to our car to drive through the highlands to our rather posh BnB he became quite excited over a group of motorcyclists. Before I could stop him he had run off and was asking them if he could go for a ride with them. Such a rambunctious wee coo!
He really wanted a jacket like they were wearing but I didn’t dare tell him what they were probably made of. From there it was a three hours long – but scenic – drive to our next stop with Billy in the back seat singing Born to be Wild.
Next stop – Lys-Na-Greyne BnB in Aboyne.
Teri and Billy 📷