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UK Vacation Day 6 - The Scottish Highlands

On Thursday, our last day in Scotland, we took a twelve hour bus tour into the Highlands of Scotland. The scenery was beautiful.
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There was a misting rain falling most of our way up the highlands. As a result, we counted about six or seven full, gorgeous, rainbows. It was so incredible. I managed to photograph a couple of them.
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This is a picture of a plant called "Heather." It grows all over the highlands and blooms a pretty dark purple. If we'd arrived a few weeks ago, the mountains you saw in the above pictures would have been purple instead of brown.
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some Royal Air Force fighter pilots were practicing in their jets. They flew over us a few times.
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We went all the way up to Loch Ness (yes, THAT Loch Ness) and visited Urquhart Castle, a beautiful crumbling fortress on the edge of the lake.
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The lake was beautiful.
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We even took a short cruise on the water.
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Here's our view of the castle from the boat.
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All that though, and we didn't even get a glimpse of ol' Nessie. Oh well, at least we got this nice picture of us together by the Loch.
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Stay tuned, as my next entry will be all about Stratford-Upon-Avon, and the amazing productions of Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost I will be attending.

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