LEAVING SCOTLAND

Brings a tear to my eye...local eggs, homemade brown bread

Brings a tear to my eye…local eggs, homemade brown bread

I'll Take Ten

I’ll Take Ten

Jeanie Manson yay! Thanks for the pic Russell :)

Jeanie Manson yay! Thanks for the pic Russell 🙂 and  to both of you for the touchback to HOME….

A sad-ish day…but happy at the same time!

Before our disembarkment so much happened…

Had breakfast with Jeanie and Russell at a seaside café along the Esplanade and then picked up so many pieces of sea glass…like it was left there for us to find…We drove to the top of Lyle Hill –high point in Gurock and had a VIEW of the River Clyde….wow….plus a stunning huge white anchor on a stone – the Free French Memorial to honor the French Forces who fought in WWII….peaceful and moving…

AND near here would be the spot they would stand with a HUGE ORANGE SCARF to say goodbye….very cool. Our ship was to go right past this exact spot on our way out to sea…

Over our time in port, I made friends with Karen (pronounced Kahhhhren), Andrew and Bill in the port terminal….they we so kind and fun…also the ones who referred me to the greatest coffee in the world…AND they recommended Tunnocks Tea Cakes – life changing cookies…actually calling them cookies is doing them a disservice…more like Delicious Biscuits Like a Graham Cracker with Mallow Covered in Chocolate that Can See Into My Soul.

Stocked up on snack food in Tesco….oatcakes, oatmeal, muesli, cheese, (and Tunnocks!)…provisions for the next few weeks…good to have some healthy (more cost effective) options to select vs ice cream and french fries on Deck 7….

As our ship began to release the docklines, pull up the gangway and move away from the dock….a pipe band came marching out to say goodbye (cue Crying Episode #37) – I could hardly contain my emotions…the pipe and drum playing, our new friends waving goodbye and a group of townspeople and children waving the Scottish flag…honestly. It was overwhelming! The band marched up and down for 20 minutes I swear…it was too much…..symbolic of how temporary things are yet how rooted in history and humanity. I recorded as much as I could n video – no doubt I will be showing this clip to anyone who will watch once I get home….home…..home is where your heart is….my heart was in Scotland….thank you Scotland…

Ireland Bound….Only after a beautiful ride down the river and out to sea….only after seeing a tiny orange waving scarf on the hillside….my friends!!!!!

Now back to life on the ship with our first TEDx meeting…

Have a Nothing New Day! ~Kristin

 

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One thought on “LEAVING SCOTLAND

  1. Sounds like you really loved Scotland!!!

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