Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Archway of Brim's Castle

I have several posts cooking, but to give you something to look at while you wait, here's a photo of the eroded rocks in the archway of a dilapidated castle at Brims.

I happened to be there because we went to see the surfing competition. Yup, surfing in the North of Scotland. The waves are incredible but the climate is not like Hawaii or Brazil. Last year some of the surfers who came for the competition nearly froze solid, but they liked it enough to come back. Surfers must be sturdy souls.

So castles and surfers side by side.
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At 10:49 PM, Blogger TerriRainer said...


Thanks so much for posting this picture! I don't recall ever running across it during my research, although it was a Sinclair holding (my main character's are Sinclairs!).

I must add that to my list of "must see" places when I finally get to come over!

:) Terri

At 6:44 PM, Blogger landgirl said...

Hee, hee, I thought you would like that. The Sinclairs, eh? I know a few of them. Are you part of the Clan Sinclair society? I know they have one. They have international gatherings here every couple years or so. Their tent is always next to the Gunn tent. It was an international gathering of the Clan Gunn that first brought me to Scotland.

At 7:19 PM, Blogger TerriRainer said...

Much to my constant consternation, I have yet to definitively PROVE my Scottish heritage....

I do know that my Great Grandmother was a Cowden. She was from Ireland, however, that is a Scottish surname.

I keep explaining to my mom, whose grandparents were both Irish, that so many Scots left Scotland for Ireland during the clearings. Not sure that she cares about the history of that area as much as I do! LOL

As for Sinclair...That is a very long story how I chose that particular name. It is an interesting one, and maybe I will post it on my blog soon!

:) Terri

At 7:21 PM, Blogger TerriRainer said...

BTW, I have looked on your profile for an email addy, but either I missed it, or it's not there.

If you want to email me, mine is love to hear from you!

:) Terri

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Hayden said...

ah yes, surfers are sturdy souls - friends of mine (far more intense kayakers than I, and of the same general ilk as competitive surfers) have had great fun navigating the treacherous Scottish coast too. I'm a wimp. Looks too cold and difficult to me.

At 9:18 AM, Blogger landgirl said...

Terri, just now for some inexplicable reason aol is bouncing my emails. DV, I'll send you more info via email shortly.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger landgirl said...

I'm with you, Hayden, I like waxing lyrical about the sea from the safety of the shore.


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