Monday Musings

One of my favourite travel memories is visiting Urquhart Castle in the ‘90s. It was one of our early trips together as a young couple. We began in Inverness, driving towards Fort William. Along the way, we stopped at this beautiful castle. We were greeted by the melancholy bagpipes as we approached the stone walls along Loch Ness on a sunny summer’s day.

Clambering over walls and working myself into what must have once been a window ledge, I breathed in the charm & history of my surroundings. As I prepared to move on with my exploration, I misestimated the cramped space I had crawled into and whacked my head on the stony frame. It certainly was a memorable visit.

Peeping through this rock formation at Dragonfly Lake at Gardens by the Bay this weekend brought back these Highland memories. No wistful strains of the bagpipe though, nor bumps on the head.

Loving Husband & I revisited our desire to walk the West Highland Way, way overdue as we have not returned to Scotland for many decades.

We would love to “immerse {ourselves} in the wild landscapes of Scotland and the country’s best loved long distance walking route: 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William”

plaintive strains tug heartstrings
pluck at faded memories
focus through time
yearning a return

This post is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Through hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent, and Water Water Everywhere hosted by Photos by Jez


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