Strolling along the River Ness
I'm always struck by the antiquity of European countries. The USA is such a baby comparatively in age except for native American dwellings and even those don't date back as far as the early inhabitants of Europe. There are dwellings and histories back to the bronze age and further here in Scotland. We have a handful of towns that date back to the 1700's Scotland has many that date back to the 1100's. Histories of kings and clans, wars and prosperity, hard labor and industry are written into the hearts of the people.
Inverness is a small city with tons of charm, history, and natural beauty. Strolling along the River Ness we watch fly fishermen casting while the city buses stream by. We stop in to watch and learn how a kilt is made.
We wander into a bookstore housed in a "redundant" church filled floor to ceiling with volumes that have been gathering dust for at least 40 years. We take a bus tour around the city riding on the top level to take in some wonderful views.The driver sharing bits of history but you can tell he is glad to be a part of it. I'm very glad not to be driving the bus!
My favorite was a long walk along the river with a good friend just at dusk. I think we found another entrance to Narnia.
I love the entrance to Narnia....very cool!!
Do your eyes twitch at night after seeing all those amazing things? I wonder if there is a Scott here in town writing his blog about how amazing San Francisco is and his sister is happy for him.
How beautiful, and here I am all comfortable and relaxed. This works. Mom
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