Scotland Tag

A Deep Breath at Iona

29 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

It was a day that felt like a scene out of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. After riding a couple of ferries and the sort of gigantic, air-conditioned bus that makes you feel like a tourist, we had crossed over to the tiny Scottish Isle of Iona....

A Break in the Clouds of Depression

28 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

If the sort of epic battles you see in summer blockbusters play out anywhere in the real world, they just might happen in the clouds above Scotland. Or, you know, in your mind. The first few days of our family trip to Scotland had flown by despite...

Smartphone Saturday: McCaig’s Tower

16 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Saturday is a wonderful day to not blog and hang out with my kiddos instead. That's why on this last day of the week, you'll see a simple, unedited photo captured by my Lumia 1020 smartphone. Today's photo shows the entrance to the only replica of...

Smartphone Saturday: Not Danny MacAskill

02 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

This last day of the week is my day of rest from blogging. Ok, that's a lie. I blog for about five minutes with my weekly Smartphone Saturday post. The photos are unedited, straight off of my Lumia 1020 smartphone. Aside from photography, I enjoy quite...

Golfing Atop the Himalayas

30 Apr 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

It had taken years of planning and considerable cost. But together, we had scaled the heights of the Himalayas. No, not those Himalayas. The Himalayas Putting Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, silly. During our family road trip of Scotland, one of our earliest finds was the small-town charm of...