Monday, November 07, 2005

Isle of Skye

Sorry I haven't been updating again (he says to his untold legions of faithful fans). But to make up for it (how can one ever?), here are some pictures from my recent trip to the Isle of Skye. Scotland is a pretty amazing place!


The ruins of Duntulm Castle, Isle of Skye. Supposedly the only male heir of the MacDonald clan was accidentally dropped to his death through this window by his nursemaid in her eagerness to show off the chieftain's newly-born son. The baby, the nurse, and the chieftain are said to haunt the castle, which was abandoned in the 1700s.


Fairy Falls, Isle of Skye. Our tour group is drinking the water from the falls, hoping the fairies will grant their wishes.


Crows near the battlefield of Culloden. Culloden was the last battle on UK soil, fought between the Scottish Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the English. Charlie fled the scene 30 minutes into the battle and ran away to France, surrendering Scotland once again to England.


Elian Donan Castle, Loch Alsh. Yes, for all of you who have been asking, I visited Loch Ness, too! No monster, though: He and I have been keeping up regular correspondence and may meet for coffee at some point during my stay here.

9 comments:

Bruce, Son of Leod said...

No castle Dunvegan? It's me clans lair and holds the Fairy Flag (cousin to the fairy water).

Justin said...

That castle in Loch Ness reminds me of the castle at the end of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You're lucky to see such amazing stuff!

Matt said...

Nice lookin photos. What kind of camera are you using?

Joel A. Shaver said...

Thanks! It's a Canon S1 IS. There's a nicer model out now so this one was cheap.

Kenton Finkbeiner said...

Have fun drinking that fairy water... hopefully you don't get giardia...

...of course you can't get Montezuma's Revenge... you're not in Mexico.

Joel A. Shaver said...

Yeah, I didn't drink any. I took pictures instead.

Mark said...

hmmm... might be why its McDonald's and not MacDonald's?

Ben said...

Yeah for postings again!

~B.

Tia said...

Pretty...