We are in Scotland celebrating our wedding anniversary (returning to the place where we married years ago). We celebrated yesterday with good food and a couple of different wines. I was keen to run off my excesses this morning so I left the hotel at 6.30am.
The hotel is on an old country estate. I enjoyed running the quiet lanes of the country estate. Lots of wooly sheep in the fields, a few old gorgeous stone cottages and some wooded areas. I saw 2 deer in a wooded area beside the laneway and then another just before the end of my run on the long driveway leading to the hotel. I know Scotland is famed for deer, but it was thrilling and delightful to see them - wild and free, just as they should be.
The cooler temperatures have come as a welcome break. The clean and refreshing air feels energizing.
I felt so much better after my steady 6k. We head back to Canada in the morning.
The photo was our 7 year old DD’s idea of finding the Loch Ness Monster.