No monsters, ghosts or time travellers

So, we have been in Inverness for over 24 hours and there is a serious problem.  We haven’t spotted Nessie, we haven’t spotted Jamie Fraser or Claire Randall, and we haven’t even seen a ghost.

It isn’t for lack of trying.  We started today at the Culloden battlefield, the site of the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising in 1745.  Over 2000 people died, but we didn’t spot a single ghost.


Culloden battlefield

We may, however, have spotted the grave of some of my ancestors.  It is spelled slightly differently,


Maclean grave

but who knows.  Kaiser clan, if anyone knows, feel free to speak up in the comments.

We visited Cawdor Castle, which is something like 600 years old.  No ghosts there either.  Unless we are talking about the ghosts of our wallets — an insane admission price for a worthless tour.  But at least the outside was nice.


Cawdor castle

We walked the hills around Inverness.  Beautiful, but not a single time traveler in sight.


Lisa climbing the hills


The view from the hills


Robert in the hills


A panoramic shot


Climbing the hills

And, we drove all the way around Loch Ness.  No Nessie.  We looked.  But we didn’t pony up for the boat ride now that she has been outed as a catfish.


On the south coast of Loch Ness


On the west coast of Loch Ness

We did, however, meet up with Scottish cows.  How cool are these girls?


Scottish cows

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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3 Responses to No monsters, ghosts or time travellers

  1. Mom says:

    Don’t know if that specific grave is an ancestor, but do know that is the way our McCleans used to spell their name.


    • Mom, that is actually a mass grave. Don’t know how many people are in it, but the clan members that died at Culloden were placed in mass graves based (where possible) on clan.


  2. Deanna says:

    I know a MacGillvray, too. Funny. I should send her this photo and tell her that our ancestors died together.


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