Dornie, Scotland – Day 2 (Eilean Donan)

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Photography is the name of the game here in Scotland for me. My mother planned the trip around Scotland with photography in mind. My Papa has been honing his photography skills for the last year and has graciously agreed to impart some of what he has learned. The best place for this is undoubtedly Scotland and, of course, at the most photographed castle in the U.K. – Eilean Donan which is in Dornie where three lochs meet – Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. The one thing you can’t avoid here in Scotland is rain so when it stops, get your camera quick!

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Where 3 lochs meet in Dornie

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Photograph by Suzanne J. DuBose on an Olympus Digital Camera

Eilean Donan

Eilean Donan

Another thing you can’t avoid here is the kindness of the Scottish people. Today it was Richard from Clan McClaren – a docent at Eilean Donan. He showed me all the secrets of the castle from where the statement “the walls have ears” came from and how a painter made a lifesize painting of John McCrae whose eyes and shoes follow you around the Great Hall at Donan. I won’t tell you how so you’ll have to ask for Richard when you come to visit.

The other thing you must do here at Donan is try the Scottish Pies with baked beans…yummy!

Scottish Pies

That’s all for now from Dornie and the castle of all castles – Eilean Donan.

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