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What a day this was! After a trip back in time at Blair Castle, we continued to Braemar for an afternoon of Highland Games, bagpipes, and brawny Highlanders in kilts.
Here are a few photos to get you going:
You know, in a kilt, age doesn't really matter :-)
Ok, back to my story.
As we headed into the Highlands, we noticed a few things. First, the heather was still blooming. Second, the hills seemed rockier with fewer trees. And third, signs were printed in both English and Gaelic.
At the games, we were treated to tug-o-wars, foot races, bagpipers by the dozens, men tossing the caber and the heavy hammer, spritely dancers, and great food. I met with a lovely couple at the MacRae booth. We chatted, I bought hubby a cap and myself a scarf, and we exchanged cards.
But the excitement for the day was only beginning as Her Majesty, the Queen arrived with her party to the games. My photos are below, but here's a link to the Braemar Games fb page which has not only photos, but video clips! (Can ye hear the pipers?)
The rain soon began falling in earnest, and a few of us retreated to the clan tents, and from there to the bus where we had a wee dram of 15yr old Glen Ord whisky that had been aged in a sweet white French wine cask. To ward off a chill, ye ken.
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