Other people's vacations are simply not that interesting, so I will not subject you to the entire slide show (which according to my iPhone consists of nearly two thousand photos!?) but will instead just share a couple of quick pics and memories of what was truly an outstanding trip.
On our way from Glasgow to Orkney. Forty-three (or was it forty-four? Can we include the driver?) on our tour bus. Thirty bottles of booze--primarily whiskey. A long and winding road.
Standing stones - Orkney. The sea breeze, the cries of birds, the hum of bees. A very ancient place.
Details of the Italian Chapel on Orkney.
Inverness bike tour. Okay, not really. Bike shop and coffee house next to an abandoned mansion/school that would be perfect for a ghost story. ;-)
And a final view of Urquhart Castle with a glimpse of Loch Ness.