“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So I am writing my final post about the Scotland tour from a McDonald’s near my folks’ summer place in Madoc. I’m writing it here because there is free wifi, I have some free time  and because I finally feel capable (mentally, emotionally) to write about it.

Our final day in Scotland was truly a gift from God. We woke up to a perfectly clear sky, golden sunshine and temperatures soaring up to 25C. We could not have asked for a better day to cruise Loch Ness, explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle and then travel through the indescribably gorgeous Glen Coe area.

My phone died about midday (I’d had the screen brightness turned up in all the sunshine, and my battery bank hadn’t charged the night before), so I don’t have pictures that I can access (yet – they are on the big camera and I’ll post some when I’m back to having regular internet access), but despite the minor technical difficulties, the beauty of Glen Coe is burned on my brain. I hope and pray that I will be able to go back some day and do a hiking tour in the area.

Loch Ness and Urquhart castle were both amazing. I have visited many ruins of old and ancient (in Israel, we learned those were two very different things!) sites in the past few years, and I never tire of them. I always say I could spend hours in those places, just letting my imagination run and enjoying the photography opportunities. I loved every second we spent at Urquhart Castle.

Our tour through Glen Coe was an unexpected blessing – our guide and driver conspired to take us through the region as a treat. And what a treat it was! Just the most unbelievably beautiful views.

After a long bus ride, we arrived at Leith where we checked into our hotel and then headed to Prezzo restaurant for our final dinner. It was hard to believe our time in Scotland had come to an end. But we celebrated by singing for the restaurant staff and patrons.

An amazing, deeply moving, and full of joy finale!

Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle from the waters of Loch Ness

selfie with Urquhart Castle in the background

Cold storage room at Urquhart Castle

Spiral staircase at Urquhart Castle

The ruins of Urquhart Caslte under a gorgeous sky!

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