Scotland – apologizing for things as they are

We had the opportunity to visit Scotland one summer while some relatives were working in Inverness.  It was June and the weather was as expected – wet and overcast.  Scotland is beautifully green thanks to this constant moisture.  We went prepared with jackets and jeans and umbrellas.  And the Scots were exceedingly gracious.

“We’re so sorry about the weather and all the rain, but we hope you enjoy your visit anyway.”

“Isn’t it always like this?”

“Well, yes.  But we’re so sorry.”

We toured Loch Ness.  The tour guide apologized we didn’t spot Nessy.  “Maybe next time!”

What Scotland lacks in the way of favorable weather, it makes up for in the warmth and kindness of its citizens.  No apologies necessary.  Enjoy the pictures.

Grand Edinburgh

George Street in Edinburgh

Monument in Edinburgh to Scotland native David Livingstone

Inverness along the river

The pedestrian bridge at Greig Street, Inverness

The ruins of Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness.

Along the banks of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.