≡ Menu
in Scotland, Travel Adventure

Scotland, Ken ‘I Have Some’ More?

Lock Tay, Kenmore

Nestled at the foot of a pine-covered hill by Loch Tay is a picturesque village of Kenmore in the beautiful county of Perthshire, where I went to visit a very good friend in August. The idyllic atmosphere welcomed me with a gentle wind that caressed my cheeks and stroked my hair like an affectionate mother would do to her darling child. The accommodating environment captivated my heart and soul.

Getting to this tranquil place, we drove through the Scottish highlands of Perthsire. The road to Kenmore was a rugged terrain with a breath-taking view of heather-covered hills. We passed by pristine lakes that reflected the lush meadows and the pine trees.

Scottish Highlands, Perthshire

Scottish_highland

What would you give to live in a place like this?

We drove for five hours around the high lands passing by a few lochs. There was a point where the winding road ahead looked smaller than one foot wide and it was a steep drive. Luckily there was no other car than ours.

That was just a tiny part of Scotland. I can’t wait to go back and explore the whole country. A profuse thanks goes to my friends Te Duane and Kuya Paul for the unforgettable trip and their generous hospitality. May your kindness be repaid a hundredfold, over and over.

My say to the Scottish Referendum

Finally, before I end this post, I would like to express my great admiration to the Scottish people for the kind of respect they showed for each other over the result of yesterday’s Independent Scottish Referendum.

(Visited 122 times)
{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Lot September 21, 2014, 8:22 am

    Thank you for sharing your trip to Scotland recently. I wished you posted more pictures but nevertheless your detailed descriptions painted the images of what you saw , in my mind. And with the referendum recently wrapped up , the silent majority deciding not to cut it’s connection with England, it made me wished I could see that place myself. But I realize that I will not be able to see all these stunningly beautiful places…in my dreams perhaps. Haha. So thank you Jems for sharing your travel memoirs.

    • Jem September 22, 2014, 8:15 am

      Thanks, Te Lot for stopping by. I wish I could post more photos but we were in the car most of the time. We made a round of the highland and so we just passed the scenes once. You will be able to visit this place. It’s just a matter of when. I too have yet to visit the Middle East and can’t wait to be charmed. But for now, I can only go up to where my time and my money could afford to take me.

  • Lyn September 20, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Your picturesque descriptions and the photos of the place you included make me wonder how lovely Scotland would be! I thought no other place would be more romantic than my own sleepy yet beautiful hometown. There is this handsome feeling left in mind reading you.

    • Jem September 20, 2014, 6:33 pm

      Hi Lyn, my sincerest thanks for your kind words. I’m sure Sierra Madre and The Cordilleras are equally stunning. I’ve lived in the Mountain Provinces, remember? I loved the pine-covered mountains. I remember feeling dwarfed but exhilarated everytime I saw the clouds resting on the mountains below where I lived in Atok. I wish I could go back there. It would be really nice. And if that happens, you will be sure to be informed and perhaps you could take me to where you grew up and show me the jagged Tirad Pass.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge