Sunday May 21
We are now in Invergordon, Scotland and our tour is in the afternoon. So we went down to breakfast and then out to tour the little village of Invergordon. They have a lot of murals and since Barb loves murals off we go. They also have a lot of flowers with lots wonderful aromas. We walked from one end of the town to the other and got all the murals even the ones at the train station. We went into the town Parish just before their Sunday service so we were very quick. We stopped into the grocery and bought some toothpaste and hairspray. Boy, going into the grocery makes you feel like a local. We went back to the ship to have lunch and rest our feet. At the gate this morning we were greeted by Beefeaters for picture taking.
At 1:00 we boarded the bus for a trip to Dunrobin Castle, is a stately home in Sutherland, in the Highland area of Scotland, and the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and the Clan Sutherland. This is the oldest castle that still has family residing inside. They only come here a few times a year though. Outside was a young teen playing the bagpipes. He belongs to the Sutherland Pipe Band and goes to school at the Sutherland school. As I looked at pictures of the ancestors I checked them out to see if they looked like Gerry, my cousin. Well none did and isn’t that too bad. We were allowed to only take pictures on the main floor which is the foyer and gift room. I don’t really understand why they could of just said no flash. We did the tour with our guide and she explained a lot. You can book the diningroom and the library for weddings or office meetings. The staff gets to have their Christmas party in the diningroom. We then got to walk through the gardens and they were awesome. There were large leaf plants and lots of different shrubs and flowers. We watched them video a movie they are making of a man riding a bike. We then headed back to the ship and they took a different route and we got to see some Seals laying on the sandbars as the tide was out.
We met Donna and Dale in the Piazzia for drinks and then went to the Island Room for supper. We got a really nice wait staff and young guy from India and a funny cute girl from the Ukrane. Following dinner we headed to the theatre for comedy night with Scott Harris. He is a Canadian comic and he was so funny. His jokes were all based around our age and how we played outside and our parents weren’t concerned with us and let us do anything. How we were afraid of our parents where today's parents are afraid of their children. He was hilarious. We laughed so hard we decided we need a nightcap so the four us headed to the Explorer’s Lounge. Then a good night and back to our room. Another great day was had by the both of us.