For August, I have two options available for download, scenes from our trip in 2007 to Scotland.
We traveled there for my sister's wedding. She's the one who lives in the UK and married a Scot. This was our family's first trip overseas and it was definitely memorable. Michele and Andrew were married in the west coast town of Oban, a popular tourist destination for those living in the UK (not so much for Americans, who tend to frequent the big named cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow).
After the wedding, we all boarded a ferry (our cars boarded as well) for a trip to the Isle of Mull, where the wedding reception was held, in Glengorm Castle. Along the picturesque journey, we passed several landmarks, including the Lismore Lighthouse:
From the Welcome to Scotland website:
At the southern tip of Lismore, on the islet of Eielan Musdile, Lismore Lighthouse was lit in 1833. Its first keeper was a direct descendant of castaway Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
Duart Castle is the oldest castle on the Isle of Mull. We didn't get to visit it, but passed by this spectacular structure during our ferry ride:
From the Explore Mull Website:
Duart Castle, home of Sir Lachlan Maclean, Twenty-eighth Chief of the Clan Maclean, stands proudly on a clifftop guarding the Sound of Mull. The ruin of Duart Castle was purchased in 1911 by the current owner’s Great Grandfather, Colonel Sir Fitzroy Maclean. Not only did he spend a fortune restoring the castle to it’s former glory, he restored it as home of the clan, the seat of the Clan Maclean. Today Sir Lachan himself is often at home to welcome clansmen from all over the world.
To download the Lismore Lighthouse Calendar, click on this link from Box.com:
August 2014 Calendar - Lismore Lighthouse, Scotland
To download the Duart Castke Calendar, click on this link from Box.com:
August 2014 Calendar - Duart Castle, Scotland
To view more photos from our Scotland adventure, this link will take you to my Flickr collection: