Stupid Wet People

Tomorrow we ditch the car and start to walk the Speyside Way from Aviemore to Buckie. I have never done a long distance walk before, but I love walking so that part is fine. We are staying in hotels, not camping. But still, I am freaking out! My bag is tiny. I have no idea…

Beer and Archaeology in Orkney, Scotland

You can’t drink ruins. But when you drink a beer, you are essentially drinking archaeology. Beer is a tangible, tastable manifestation of human history. Why is beer like archaeology? Both are┬ámodern whispers of the ancient Both are universal Both are diverse Both beg you to dig deeper and explore their mysteries. If weighed on a…

Bonnie Scotland

Spending another month in one of my favorite places to visit: Scotland. This time we rented a car and have been visiting Highland distilleries and historic sites, and are also headed to Orkney. This picture was just taken on my iPhone, so it is dark and fuzzy but I can upload it to the blog…