Owocki family in Scotland



   
Stan, David, and Suzi on hike along Loch Morar. Taken on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, during our week-long family holiday to Scottish highlands.


Summary & Links to Photo Pages

In early September 2002, Suzi, Stan, and David left our home Landenberg, PA for a 9-month adventure in the United Kingdom, as part of Stan's sabbatical year of study. Till end of January, we are based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Here is a brief outline of our adventures so far, with links to several sets of pictures.

Owocki_Scotland -- Page 1 shows our initial visit to nearby Stirling Castle, where we were lucky enough to pick a day when many costumed players were on hand; the Scottish swordfighters were particularly impressive! The end of page 2 also shows some scenes of Glasgow flea market, and another day trip via train to nearby Loch Lommond, where we rented bikes. Page 3 shows jaunts around downtown Glasgow, including the local Museum of Modern Art.

Owocki_Scotland2 -- Page 1 starts with pics of our visit to the new Glasgow Science Center, and then continues thru Page 2 with scenes from our day-long boat trip "dune the river Clyde". Page 3 shows more shots of Glasgow, including of Suzi's US friend Diane Welch, and Stan's french colleague Luc Dessart. I particularly like Prince's Square, an indoor shopping area down in style of famed Glasgow designer/architect Charles Renee Mackintosh.

Owocki_Scotland3 -- A few more shots of Diane and Suzi on day trips, and of Luc cooking us all a fantastic french dinner.

Owocki_Scotland4 -- These are all of our week-long trip to Scottish Highlands, where we rented a "self-catering" cottage on Loch Linnhe, just across from Fort William, in the very small village of Trislaig. There was a single track road along the loch, with lots of sheep and stunning views of Fort William and Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain. From Loch Linnhe -- which connects to sea and so is at sea level -- this rises to 1344 metres, or 4406 ft. The pics here are organized by day, briefly annotated as follows:

Saturday ╩ ╩-- Drive from Glasgow through Glencoe moor and town, and across ferry to Trislaig.

Sunday╩ ╩-- Drive around Loch Ness, with many searches for Nessie.

Monday ╩ ╩ ╩-- Bringing Diane back to airport, and then drive back along new route to Trislaig, with stops in Helensburgh at Hill House (Charles Renee Mackintosh design) and Inverary town and castle.

Tuesday ╩ -- Suzi and Stan take passenger ferry across Loch Linnhe to do walk around Fort Williams and surroundings, including Ben Nevis whiskey distillery.

Wednesday -- Drive to and around Isle of Skye. This was a very long day trip, but the breathtaking scenery made it well worth the drive....

Thursday╩ ╩ -- Day trips around Fort William, including ship locks, Glen Nevis and the Steal waterfall, and ending at Clachaig Inn near Glencoe, which many hikers proclaim as Scotland's most famous pub.

Friday ╩-- Drive around western most peninsula in mainland UK, including stops in Strontian, where the element Strotium (#38) was first discovered in 1790. Off road to Mailaig, we enjoyed beautiful stops at sandy beaches, and also a lovely hike along the off-the-beaten-path Loch Morar.

That's a lot of pics! But there'll be a lot more coming! Stay tuned to this web page....

Questions or comments to Stan at: sowocki@yahoo.com

Page last updated: October 21, 2002