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Part 6d- So, which way home?

NOW, if you live in Wolverhampton (which we do) you should probably head SOUTH when you leave Scotland and head home. Sounds a bit simple for us to be honest. So breakfast on the 6th of Feb is spent peering at the road map with a hangover and we decide the best route might be the A97 north to Standing Stones of Urquhart which we know nothing about, but its on the map and, to be honest, is pretty lame, overgrown and miserable. There was a poo on top of the talest stone. Not a small poo either. I later learned this is probably a fox poo as they mark their territory by deficating on the highest points. I'm waiting for the foxes trying to claim Stonehenge.

Anyway, we continued out journey home by heading west (obviously) and vising the Sueno Stone which is amazing and the people in change of Aberlemno could take a minute to consider this way of preserving the stones yet still let visitors actually SEE the things! We had planned to press on the the Clava Cairns but we were starting to run short on time and wanted to buy huge amounts of Stags Breath Liquer from the visitor centre at Loch Ness (yumyum) so we opted for starting to actaully head south (towards our destination) and had a wonderful drive through winding roads with stunning views.

We think next Christmas we will try again... but with better preparation for extra stone viewing pleasure!!

faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
23rd June 2010ce
Edited 23rd June 2010ce

Comments (2)

I too have tried to visit the Aberlemno Stones when they are "out of season". Iy makes for a disappointing visit! The "people in charge" try to preserve the stones against the worst ravages of our scottish winters by boxing them in against frost damage. That means you cant see through the boxes! The pictish carvings are intricate and the surfaces are susceptible to frost damage and flaking. Other pictish carvings in situ around Angus and The Mearns bear testament to this fact. Best to come in the summer to see the Aberlemno Stones, they will fill you with awe. Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
13th July 2010ce
Well its far too far away!! I cant just pop to Scotland for the day. And isn't Scotland crawling with biting insects in the summer? faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
13th July 2010ce
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