Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Grouch's take the British Isles by Land and by Sea! Part 10

After leaving Stirling castle we headed to the site of the battle of Bannockburn, just a stone's throw from Stirling castle.  The area has an interactive electronic 3D recreation of the battle and very beautiful grounds with an impressive memorial to Robert the Bruce and the battle.

The weather continued to be Scottish perfect: sunny, breezy, and mild.

The area around the memorial.  So green and so peaceful.  We really miss green and trees living in  the near desert of SoCal.

The memorial
The Missus was feeling the affect of too much touring by now.

Young Son with Stirling castle behind

The happy tourists

The Missus and I liked this sentiment

Leaving Rosyth and passing under the iconic 1880s railroad bridge that is a UN recognized cultural artifact (or something like that!)

The islands in the Firth of Forth had installations on them from wars past.  It would be interesting to explore them but it was time to head back to Dover

Some of the many oil platforms we saw on our way back to Dover.  The North Sea oil is Scotland's budget bonanza but unfortunately the fields are running dry.

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