No, I’m not just muttering gibberish. Well, OK it may seem like that to some. Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig, I’m learning Gaelic. This summer I was able to spend two fabulous weeks on the Isle of Skye attending 2 back to back short courses at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO), the Gaelic College.
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It was only a short time spent in Bonnie Scotland, but each time I go there I find the draw to return stronger and stronger. It’s always been part of my life long plan to return to my patriarchal ancestral home of Scotland. While the big cities aren’t dissimilar to the big cities anywhere else in the world, it’s the smaller towns and villages out in the county side that are the real draw for me.
The trip to Mega Scotland (GC1XDQ0) for Gord started with a flight from Canada on Thursday July 29th. I started at 8am with a drive to Heathrow to meet him. then it was what turned out to be a 10hr drive to travel just 400 or so miles from Heathrow to the camp site in Kinross, Scotland. Even I, a Veteran of 8 yrs of UK driving, was amazed at how painfully slow the drive was.
We arrived at the camp site about 9pm and had everything set up by about half 9 or so. A quick trip around the camp site to see is about and scope out the facilities, then it was back to meet the neighbours and chill out by their fire.
The sleep was great, I used my new down sleeping bag, it was very warm and comfy. Only problem, on a clear morning the Sun in Scotland shows its face about 4am… Needed my siesta glasses but could be arsed to get out of my bag to get them. Won’t make that mistake tonight thought haha
Saturday: first on the list besides getting showered will be to find food. Then its off to the kilt makers for Gord and I. Then to the actual Mega Scotland event.
I will post more later including some pics I hope.
Cheerio from Scotland
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I’ve just posted some of the pictures from Mull. You can find them in the Gallery. There are just over 300 pics of the 1000 or so that I took while away.
I will post some videos once I’ve had a chance to go through them and convert them for the web .. it could be a week or so as this weekend will be super busy.
Enjoy the pics.. I’ll try to upload more later, plus the videos.