Our 2015 tours are finished. I’m glowing from the sheer fabulousness of spending all this time taking wonderful people to amazing places. I’m going to be missing my travel friends for quite some time, but I’m also looking forward to spending a couple of days with my sweetie as we meander our way home.
After waving goodbye to the last of our travel companions in St. Andrews this morning, we set out across country, reveling in Scotland’s glorious greenness.
Our first stop was in Abernethy where we admired and then climbed the 11th century round tower near the church. One of only two such towers in Scotland, this was in particularly good condition. We didn’t hear the bell but we admired it’s solid beauty.
Once back on the ground, we returned the oversized key and ordered coffee and gf cakes from the tea shop across the way.
The sky was glorious as we drove south to Balvaird Castle where we had the place to ourselves especially as we explored the grounds and climbed its outer walls.
This evening we are happily ensconced in a lovely B&B in the Scottish Borders, along the edge of the River Tweed. Just look at this view from our room: