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Over the Sea to Skye – part 3

We ckecked out of the Orasay B & B after the second B and began our circular return journey.  The ferry was not on this route–Instead, we motored across the Skye bridge to the mainland at Kyle and continued on to the Ythanview Hotel in Methlick. On the way, we stopped at Glenmoriston to view the local falls; drove along the whole length of Loch Ness’s northern shore and passed through Inverness among other towns and villages.

After settling in at the Ythanview Hotel, we drove a further 20 miles to Aberdeen  to visit Rebecca in her apartment and to take her out to dinner, returning to the Methlick  B & B  at bedtime.

The next morning, we returned to Aberdeen and spent the day with Rebecca who guided us, on foot, around her University and  some of the local attractions.

Click on the pictures for the best detail:

Glenmoriston Hotel

Glenmoriston Hotel

Local craft shop

Local craft shop

craft sample-- composite image?

craft sample– composite image?

Resentful!

Resentful!

Glenmoriston Falls

Glenmoriston Falls

Raging waters

Raging waters

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Granddaughter, Rebecca

Granddaughter, Rebecca

Cozy bar at the "Ythanview"

Cozy bar at the “Ythanview”

Aberdeen

Turreted gate in Aberdeen

One of  the University buildings

King’s College. Aberdeen University building.

Interior

Modern organ pipes in the XIV century chapel

Ancient carving

Ancient carving

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Virginia Creeper climbing the old stone walls

Virginia Creeper climbing the old stone walls as a backdrop for a 21st century sculpture

Another Coat of Arms

Another Coat of Arms

The Cathedral Church of ST. Machar in old Aberdeen was founded about 580 AD, it is said, by a companion of St. Columba of Iona, Machar. The present building dates from 1350-1520:

The graveyard

The graveyard

Bishop Elphinstone  (1483-1513) completed the central tower and built the south transept. He also had time to found the University of Aberdeen

Bishop Elphinstone (1483-1513) completed the central tower and built the south transept. He also had time to found the University of Aberdeen

Previous worshipers

Previous worshipers

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The “Father Willis” organ was installed in1891

Another view of the churchyard

Another view of the churchyard

One of Rebecca's favourite views  in Aberdeen

One of Rebecca’s favourite views in Aberdeen

 

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast

 

We bid farewell to the B & B in the early morning . . . .

We bid farewell to the B & B in the early morning . . . .

Taking note of the opening hours in case we should pass that way again.

. . . . .taking note of the opening hours in case we should pass that way again.

TO BE CONTINUED

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2 Responses

  1. Wonderful photo of Rebecca. She looks lovely!

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