We haven’t had much of a summer this year in Scotland but since the schools have gone back it has gotten a bit warmer (typical!). I like going out a walk after dinner, especially as Summer is coming to an end and the darker nights are slowly closing in. Tonight we went a wee walk to a local castle, I’m not into my history at all, that’s one of Michaels interests but I do like to take pictures. I love taking pictures actually but I don’t really know what I’m doing. It was one of my New Years resolutions to learn though so I better get a move on! We have family coming over in September and one of them (Hi Laureen) is an amazing photographer and she has some beautiful cameras so I’m hoping we have time for her to show me at least the basics.
So, Bothwell Castle is really local to us, it’s a beautiful location, sitting right on the River Clyde, one of the largest rivers in Scotland…Google tells me it’s the third largest so that’s my interesting fact of the day. I could sit at this part of the Clyde all day and it’s amazing how much it changes in the different seasons. I’m not going to give you all the facts about the Castle because I’d be lying if I said I didn’t copy and paste it from some Scottish fact site, all I know is it is very beautiful and after our Canadian family saying last year that it’s one of their favourites (and we visited A LOT) we probably take it for granted that it’s here on our doorstep.
The woods surrounding the castle are lovely too, popular for dog walkers and there are a good few geocaches there, I don’t think I’ve mentioned that we dabble in a bit of geocaching, I would like to do a post on that some day. I will let the pictures do the talking for the next part…
The fairy doors are a new relatively addition to the woods, I just think they are so cute. We used to cycle here when I was younger and it felt like a proper adventure. Nothing to do with the fact that I wasn’t allowed to cycle that far, oops. Sometimes when you revisit childhood places when you are older, they look nothing how you remember them but I love bringing the girls here and it was our old dog Gypsy’s favourite walk. Bothwell is one of our local villages and they do a festival in September called the scarecrow festival, I can’t wait to do a blog post on that as the entire community takes part and it really is nice to walk around the village and see all the different handmade scarecrows made by schools, nurseries and residents.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I’m still learning with these posts, I still have a few things I want to add and change to the site but I’m getting there. I love getting feedback though so feel free to leave a comment, thank you.
Love, Tammy x