Dunnottar Castle & St. Andrews
Dunnottar Castle is a concisely sight of Scotland. The rock in the
North Sea topped by the castle is shown on many travel prospectus.
Indeed it is very impressive. Looking at the only access over a narrow ridge
and through a dark tunnel under the rock I could understand why the
castle withstood a long siege of the English troops. We extensively
visited the spacious castle.
On two locations it was possible to look into the nests of seagulls with
their cute fluffy fledglings.
Because we had announced our arrival in Stirling for today's evening
we drove as fast as possible to St. Andrews. Simone had discovered this little town
itself last winter and she wished to show us its pulchritude.
So we had an expertly guide on our sightseeing tour. Although there was
not enough time to visit the kings castle we visited the ruins of the
cathedral and the giant old cemetery next to it. We strolled through narrow alleys
and bought some small things. It is true that St. Andrews is a beautiful and pleasant
town with a well known university even if we did not meet its contemporary
famous student Prince William.
And now, after two sunny weeks only interrupted by short showers, it
began to rain heavily and continually on our last part of the travel
back to Stirling.