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  • Day7

    Into the Highlands

    August 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Our drive today took us into the beautiful, rugged Highlands. The combination of rocky outcroppings, green trees and grass, and patches of purple heather against the bit of blue sky peeking through the clouds was stunning.

    The first stop was at Leault Farm to watch shepherd Neal Ross' Border Collies working sheep. His control of several dogs, each doing his own job simultaneously is amazing. We got a chance to help shear a sheep and bottle feed the lambs.

    Our afternoon at Culloden battlefield was a somber contrast. The museum has many interactive displays and living history characters. Myj was especially interested, having read the Outlander books, which center around the Jacobite rebellion that led to this battle.

    On to Inverness; after checking into our hotel on the bank of the River Ness, we enjoyed some traditional music at Macgregor's Pub. Don, one of our fellow tour members, joined in with the local musicians on his harmonica, which made it extra fun.
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