Oban, Scotland – 1986
I know there are some people here who have an interest in Scotland. I just found a web site I thought you might like and wanted to share it with you. (I’ve also included it in my list of links to the left on this blog.)
I just happened on this site whilst looking up a recipe for potato pancakes. This has a great Recipe section as well as many, many other links to great Scottish sites. I hope you enjoy it, if you’ve a mind to, as much as I have today!
The picture at the top of this page is one I took on our honeymoon back in 1986 in Oban, Scotland. Our B&B was in one of those houses pictured. It’s on the very western coast of mainland Scotland, looking out to the islands off the coastline. We stayed in that B&B for about 4 days and were totally enchanted by the town of Oban, pictured below.
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I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.
~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~