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Pat Trotter

Scotland Day 3 – Part 2

As the day continued we set off for St. Mary’s Clootie Well, near the Black Isle village of Munlochy.  It has been a tradition for centuries to take a cloot – Scots for a rag or a piece of cloth – and tie it to a tree after dipping it

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Scotland Day 3 – Part I

Early morning was, as usual, cloudy though this morning there was no rain.  It was already light out at 4 AM  (sunrise was at 4:22) and hadn’t gotten dark until after 10 PM (sunset was 10:03)….long days here in the summer, reminds me of Alaska. Temperature around 69 this morning

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Inverness Day 2

Another great day exploring the city of Inverness. I took a walking tour of the city and learned a lot about the buildings and history. There was an old man and his puppet putting on a show on the street and later a fiddler performing on the street. This seemed

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Inverness – Day 1

This was my first day in Scotland. Landed at Inverness Airport this morning and since my room at the hotel was not yet ready  decided to walk the city and take some photos.  My hotel sits overlooking the River Ness and the path left leads into a beautiful park area

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Rainy Beach Day

It has been a rainy beach day here on LBI today.  Lifeguards did not come set up until after noon but had no people to guard. It keeps looking like it will clear up but so far just clouds.  The boulevard was somewhat flooded this morning but the water quickly

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Celebrating the 4th of July

For the first time in many years I ventured down to Bay Village to watch the 4th of July fireworks. If my cousins had not been visiting from California I probably wouldn’t have bothered but it was fun to be with family on the holiday and enjoy the festivities.  It

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Packed House

Compared to last summer, when LBI was just coming out of the lockdown, this holiday weekend saw a packed beach unlike anything seen in recent memory.  I took my usual quick stroll up to the dune to check out the ocean and was greeted by the site of literally hundreds

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