Queen Mum slept here–

IMG_0008 IMG_0006 IMG_0003 IMG_0002Queen Elizabeth’s mother, the Queen Mum, used this pad as her summer getaway from London.  It’s a castle located in a town called Mey in Caithness on the northern coast of Scotland, hence it is known as the Castle of Mey.  It dates back to the sixteenth century, and it has magnificent views of the Orkney Islands out in the North Sea. . .bracing, invigorating, a tad jaw-dropping.  We love it here.

The Orkney Islands are home to the northernmost whisky distillery of Scotland, an outfit called Highland Park.  Some folks consider Highland Park to be one of the finest producers of whisky on Earth. . .I sipped on the 18-year-old a couple of times, and I gotta tell you, it goes down reeeeeaal goooooood.  Try it some time. . .you might like.

Not sure if the Queen Mum did any whisky sippin’, but we do know this: she got to take in one the most wonderful views in all of Christendom whenever she was lucky enough to make it up here.  Pop into the Castle of Mey if you ever find yourself tooling around on the northern coast of Scotland. . .you will enjoy, I gar-ron-taaaaaay!

To see more amazing images from around planet Earth simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .so much to see and soooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.

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