Old by name, old by nature.
Caddilac lines and pimped red inside,
Front-wheel-drive for grip in the snow,
It goes pretty rad, with few limitations.
Drop by and admire, our new Oldsmobile.
Then we went up to Oban and checked out the castle (I was just excited to show you all our castle!) anyway up there there was an awesome little museum that when I inquired about the McDougall's and mentioned that I was one of them, he replied "Well you're in McDougall country now!", felt nice to be one of the Clan!
So roughly the story goes that we were really strong and awesome and had heaps of power in the highlands, then Robert the Bruce wanted to unite Scotland and we fought him off our land because of our alliances. But he came back with the Campbells and they kicked our ass (but we definitely fought them all the way!) and then all our castles were turned over to the Campbells, thus I shall never talk to a Campbell again. But in the course of things a legend has developed about the Brooch of Lorn that belonged to Robert the Bruce that was "won" by the McDougalls... it's a long story, you should get up to Oban!
We ate Haggis and it was delicious, the first place boasts the best in Glasgow and the next one we ate was deep fried...
...mmmmmm deep friedWe couldn't not go to Scotland and not check our Nessie at Loch Ness, and after that found a cool bar and saw some local music (felt like I was back in Melbs). We then went down to Edinburgh to check out the other city of Scotland, saw the castle
But the main reason we were there was to catch up with my host town of Logstor and my host families that I hadn't seen since 2000. Logstor is a beautiful little coastal town at the top of Denmark, it was a great place to spend a year. I was a little nervous about going back, I have to admit, but I was really excited about Jeremy getting the chance to meet my host families and see my town (I know, I know I have talked about it soooo much in the last 8 years!)
We were absolutely treated by my wonderful families! But especially by Herbert and Kirsten who looked after us all week, (we did get roped into doing a talk about Australia to the kiddies at the local school, but I think they totally dug it). It was so nice to see Pam and Thomas again, and to hear what Mognes, Bente, Mette and Lars were up to. Boy has everyone grown! and I can't believe that the first thing they all tell Jeremy is how I was always hungry and horrible at maths! Herbert of course cannot forget how messy Fi and I were when she stayed with us for a month, he still can't believe that we couldn't open the door to our room...
It was a short but sweet trip and next time I wont be so nervous about going back!
Next stop... Scotland and the McDougall Clan...
The seafood was amazing, and after spending a small fortune we had well and truly had our fill.
Bobby had also let Borris know of our celebrations, and had one of his waitresses bring out a massive cake after the meal. Needless to say we couldn't finsish it (if everyone wasn't looking I would have had a crack...), so we shared it with all of the patrons after they had all sang us 'Happy Birthday'- a really fun night.
Jess had also bought a new pair of bathers whilst in Croatia, and gave them a bit of a test run in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. We had been for a swim at Dubrovnik, but the water was FREEZING there. At Vela Luka however, the water was awsome, and as I said, so clear.
Here is a view of the bay which runs up into the quiet little town of Vela Luka. There were many international and local yachts running in and out, making for a beautiful setting to a few days of rest and relaxation.
We will add another post next with the pics from our dives- it was fantastic!