Hanging out in Fort William

Owing to being out late the night before, I slept in a bit and lazily got out of bed at 9 am. Yep, that’s late these days… people start getting up by 7 am and with the rustling of bags, the opening and closing of doors, etc, usually you start getting up as well. Plus,…

Fort William, Scotland

Another late night and early morning – but I needed to have some quiet to start my day after the not so quiet start the day before. So, I got up early enough to just grab coffee and wander the streets on a quiet Sunday. I found a bench and began reading about my destination…

World Piping Championships

I woke up early and headed out to find Glasgow Green- it was all about the bagpipes and cheering for the Canadian teams who would be here. And while I had looked forward to this for awhile, and I can handle some bagpipes, being assaulted by dozens of pipes and drums at 830 in the…

Falling in love with Glasgow

I began the day taking some quiet photos of Georges Square while few people were there and before it got rockin’ later in the day. Then, I headed to the Gallery of Modern Art to see some great stuff. I love museums and art galleries, and teh UK is fortunate enough to have Trusts set…

Stirling, Scotland

I woke up early and headed up the hill to my first stop – The Church of the Holy Rude. It’s been around since the beginning of the 15th century and King James VI (Scotland) / King James I (England),  the son of Mary, Queen of Scots,  was crowned here as an infant. From there,…

London on a Sunday

Having had no real sleep, I decided the best thing to do was to just get up early and try to avoid jet lag and tire myself out enough to pass out and ignore everyone else in the room. While London is buzzing and busy on Saturday night, at 7 am on a Sunday, it…

London: A Beginning

London. What to say about a city that has so much to offer? From galleries, to royalty, from endless walking to big bus tours, from tons of versions of the English accent to foreign languages everywhere. I arrived bright and early on Saturday morning and quickly got my bearings, finding my way into London from Gatwick. Grabbed…