Tom has all the pictures of our run up Ben Nevis, so all my photos are of castles and wiskey. Left Tom is in a Cannon a the castle in Edinburgh and right is the view from Coal Ila, our first of many distilleries.
Below is a panorama from the beginning of our "Water to Wiskey" tour with Laphroaig. One of the best things we did in Scotland. More photos to follow, it was that cool. Here we are walking across the land to get to the river where they get the water for their wiskey and to eat lunch while drinking excelling wiskey and drinking the water.
As part of our Laphroaig experience we went out and cut peat. Just as they do. Tom volunteered to go first. The reward was more wiskey!
On nearly every tour we walked through the room with the barley they were malting and saw the peat fires. Somehow, on this tour I had the time to take pictures!
Below to the right is the barrel room at Laphroaig. It was extra packed! We got in extra special like. To the left is the guy filling bottles at Kilchomen a small farm distillery on Isla.
On our way to Ben Nevis we found this split rock. I love Tom's use of the rocks! To the right, Tom is crossing a bridge which is, basically, a wide wire and some thinner ones for your hands. This is WAY scarier than it looks, especially with gloves on.
Left is the Moulin Brewery in Moulin --- near Pitlochary (possibly our favorite town in Scotland, not on the island of Islay). It is here that I ate haggis, tatties and neeps. The folks at our shared table talked me into it and it was FANTASTIC!
To the right is one of the few remaining Pictish crosses. We had some good adventures to get there and away.