We flew from Dublin to Glascow, from where we visited the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness during a full day excursion. Meeting up with Adventure Canada in Glascow, they transported us to the town of Oban, where we boarded the Ocean Endeavour, a 137m ice breaker. Leaving Oban, we would sail around Scotland, landing on several of the Scotland’s northern remote islands, and arriving in Aberdeen. This is an 11-day expedition, which I will cover over the next few blogs.

More history, of course. During the 18th and 19th centuries, many land tenants of the Scottish Highlands were evicted because the landowners could make more money with sheep on the land than people. Basically, people were displaced by sheep. Many of these people moved to Canada and it’s strange to me how some of our heritage, like Alexander McKenzie, who was the first explorer to cross Canada, and Sir John A. McDonald, who was our first prime minister, could be  due to sheep. Currently there are about 5 million people in Scotland, and 15 million sheep.

The bloody hand at the top of the page is just to get your attention. 😉 Rest of the photos follow.

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Glascow

I was looking for poutine flavoured chips but could only find haggis.

Glascow

Glascow

Modern Art Gallery of Glascow

Glascow

View from the Cathedral of Glascow

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

Bryan Adams on the wall

Scottish Highlands

Dracula Castle Pub in Aberdeen

Rapunzel’s prison tower

Pub in Aberdeen

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