Edinburgh Day Trip: The Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness

Edinburgh Day Trip: The Scottish Highlands & Loch Ness

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Scotland | 2 Comments

  “Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.” ~Robert Burns You could almost hear bagpipes calling through the misty, moody landscape of the Scottish Highlands. There was an immediate sense of loneliness – a yearning – that mixed with the wind as it swirled through the emerald […]

Sweet Dreams In Scotland: Spending the Night in a Castle

Sweet Dreams In Scotland: Spending the Night in a Castle

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Scotland | No Comments

We had traveled to Scotland to visit our daughter Emily, who was a student at the Edinburgh College of Art and was staying on to work there over the summer. The beginning of the trip was a family vacation before settling into Edinburgh for a week. It was a chance for us to spend a […]

Notes from Home: On Writing

Notes from Home: On Writing

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Notes from Home | No Comments

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same. After changes we are more or less the same.” ~Paul Simon, The Boxer A familiar feeling swept over me the other day as I was writing a blog post. Like a warm breeze of comfort, it swooped down out-of-the-blue and made me smile to […]

Aboard Captain Dave’s Manute’a Safari: Sea Lions, Dolphins & Whales…Oh My!

Aboard Captain Dave’s Manute’a Safari: Sea Lions, Dolphins & Whales…Oh My!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in California | No Comments

The fog was hanging over the Pacific like a gauzy gray blanket as we drove along California’s Interstate 5 toward Dana Point. My husband and I were headed to Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari for an 8 a.m. sailing on the Manute’a, a 50-foot high-speed catamaran sailboat that seeks out sea life about […]