A one-week flash tour of cities, castles, lochs, highlands, and trails.

see also the interactive map

Although we only had a week, we had a great time and we saw an incredible amount.  We started with two nights in Edinburgh, where we stayed with my oldest friend – that is, my first ever friend, who was born just four days after me.  Then we drove northwest through highlands to the lochs and bays of the western coast, with two nights around Glen Coe. Then northeast along Loch Ness to Inverness, and down through Cairngorm national park to Scone and then St Andrews, where we spent two nights. Off to Glasgow for a night. Then an early-morning flight out of Edinburgh allowed us to have lunch in Paris before returning home.  Whew!  Read on.

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Four recent outings

I have been fortunate to be able to get out hiking and canoeing.

Summer is a grand time in New Hampshire. The days are long, the forests lush, and the rivers calm. The weather recently has been fantastic, mostly warm and sunny but not too hot.  I’ve been able to get outside a few times, with my camera:

  • A four-mile round-trip hike along the Long Trail [photos]
  • A two-day paddle along the Connecticut River [photos]
  • A five-mile pre-breakfast loop through (and over) Dixville Notch [photos]
  • A five-mile round-trip up Mount Jefferson [photos]

I hope to get out more, sometime soon!

The Ridge of the Caps starts at 3000′ elevation.

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