Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven Scotland

The sea the castle is on. The kids loved throwing rocks into the water.
The view out to sea was beautiful and since it was surrounded by huge hills it was actually pretty warm down by the water.
You have to walk down millions of stairs to get to the ruins of the castle, a pretty hard fete with two toddlers but totally worth it.

Another view down by the sea. I love the rock beach, so different than anything in America.

Thank goodness I (Delta airlines) bought these boots (wellies) for Deacon. They are perfect for the weather here and perfect for playing on this beach.

This is a wall on the inside of the castle. It is amazing to me that the whole thing is made completely out of stone. The exterior is covered in nests birds have made in the cracks.

This view is amazing. I love the castle ruins in the background. Now you can see really how crazy it is that someone had to carry all the rocks to the top of the hill in order to build the castle on the hill. The castle was used to keep prisoners of wars so that they could not escape since it is on the sea. I would love to have seen how amazing the castle was when it was actually a castle.


Lisa B. said...

So glad you are out and about now! I could never get over the ruins--something so out-of-this-world about them. Hope you're having an amazing time.

gilian said...

Castle ruins on the sea with new wellies. Oh my. What adventure.

The Blanchard Family said...

WOW! I am glad to live this adventure vicariously through you since it is probably not something I will see on my own in this lifetime! It seems like such a fun journey. . .enjoy! Love you! Hope you are having the time of your life.

ABick said...

i LOVE dunnottar castle!! it was one of my favorites. so cool about the location of it. so glad you are having fun!

Jenny said...

I am ridiculous. You gave me your email address and I must have deleted it. Send it to I need to update you on a few things.

Laura said...

I miss you and our lunch making dates. Come home already!!!!

Alfie's mum said...

I wish I could be there too. That sucks about your luggage. I hope everything else went well on your flight. Have fun and eat some maltesers for me.
(steve says the chocolate is so strong there it makes his throat hurt. ha ha)

sadie said...

WOW what an adventure! excited for you. jealous for me. i'll just live vicariously. have FUN. good luck. love to you.