by John McEwan
(Peterborough, UK..But my heart is in the highlands :-))
Added the tartan and beer pull for the McEwan spellers, J&M
I have just read your story about your Scottish escapade at the Castle McEwen, and it brought a smile to my face. I am a Scot and a McEwan to boot (Yet another spelling) :-).
I well remember the trek involved in getting to the castle site/cairn. The rickety bridge has now seen better days; consequently there is now more leaping of burns involved to get there. Having said that, I did enjoy the walk not to mention the hospitality of the Kilfinan Hotel where we were made to feel most welcome. We also enjoyed our beer! (Well, it had our name on it!).
Although I work mainly in England I do try to get back to the hills as often as I can. My eldest son and I spent a fortnight roaming around the highlands last year and took the opportunity to visit the cairn again. He is very interested in all things Scottish and is currently undertaking some familial research.
Anyway, I don't want to bore you. This was just a quick note to thank you for bringing back some happy memories.
Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark
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Thanks, Judy and Mark