Saturday, August 1, 2009
We took our trip in a badass purple Ford Fiesta which we picked up at the airport.
We even did 70mph (thats over 100kph!)
Should have gotten a less sporty car.
The Highlands. Makes me want to see Highlander.
Lots of the trees here are covered in moss. Similar to the Oregon Coast.
Gaelic is weird
The first night we stayed in Fort William which was quite a nice town. We had dinner there and I had Haggis for the first time, which was actually pretty good.
Our hotel room
And the sweet carpets in the hallway.
That night we went out to a few bars in the proper highland town. Beers were drank, men were yelling in thick Scottish accents and the woman were... well lets just say that beer goggles are a necessity. We met who we assumed to be the homecoming queen of the town high school. She was making out with her date who was passed out on the couch. At the end of the night she hurled him over her shoulder and hauled him home. It was great getting out of the big city of Edinburgh and experience a true small town in Scotland.
The next morning we got up and drove around scotland for a bit. We eventually ran into the city of Oban.
The city, with McCraig's tower at the top.
McCraig's Tower. I don't think they finished it.
We hear its the seafood capital of Scotland, so where else to go but to a nice waterfront restaurant. There we got some seafood and I ate natural (raw) oysters for the first time.
The Scots love their Single Malt Island Whiskey. This one sells for 300 pounds.