A rainy and cold boat tour on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh was delightful despite the weather: we took in the wonders of seals and abbeys and gnomes and bridges.
An evening in South Queensferry in view of its magnificent bridges was golden: culture, ambiance, views, food and history were plentiful and we felt blessed.
Clarinda’s Tea Room feels like a place you would have gone with your grandmother as a child. And somewhere your grandmother might have gone herself as a child, with her own grandmama.
I spent about ten minutes photographing our Inverness seagull, who I named Nessie (wouldn’t you?), and this was truly a microjoy.
I was a travel-weary pilgrim looking for a solo seat at a restaurant on a Saturday night in Edinburgh, and Ecco Vino provided a rave-worthy experience.
A search for a down-home Indian restaurant in Edinburgh helped me discover a new dish (for me): Kathmandu Chicken Tikka, with lentils. Yum!
One less twirl of the curling iron, one less email, one less change of clothes discarded for being wrong-wrong-wrong – and I’d have caught that 7:27 a.m. train.
It’s clear that these COVID-19 hardships aren’t going away any time soon. We are all, in a way, staying in, but looking out the window toward that future where things aren’t quite so hard.
On a solo visit to the wonderful Museum of Edinburgh, I spent some time in the courtyard and caught these pigeons courting.
Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.
Sunny good times of the past get us through dreary Januaries of the present. Today, the focus is on Stonehaven Harbor on the Scottish coast.