April 16, 2014
Hello from the road! As I type this I’m sitting on the sun-drenched veranda at The Three Glens watching a large red fox scour an empty field for subterranean prey.
I’ve been on the road for a week now and passed through Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway on my way to the Scottish Borders.
It’s a bit early for me to put together anything too in depth on things I’ve seen and done on this trip, but I do like to pass along thoughts that have struck me along the way.
Despite catching a short post-trip cold, the trip has been great with warm welcomes and generally good weather.
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April 9, 2014
Over the last few weeks I’ve mentioned my upcoming trip to southern Scotland, and today, just before I leave, presents a great excuse to give you a peek inside my trip-planning process. For the occasion I’ve dug up some old photos, rough as they are, from my one and only trip through Scotland’s southern reaches. Back in 2006, Sarah and I traveled through Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, and the Borders before heading north as part of a three-week trip that spanned the majority of Scotland. That trip sparked the love for Scotland that keeps me returning and that I try to impart into everything I write here. Since then, I’ve been to Scotland many times – many times without going south of Edinburgh and Glasgow – and that means there’s a lot left for me to discover as I finally return to the lamb-studded rolling hills of the south. Read more...