In March 2007 I made a trip down the Nile. Nikki Dorakis and I flew to Luxor, from where we took the cruise up the Nile to Abu Simbel, and then back to Luxor to fly home. So we missed the Pyramids, which will be for another trip, but got to see all the rest…
In June 2006 I headed off up to the Isles of Scotland again – this time going as far as Lewis, to visit the stones of Callanish.
In the summer of 2005 I made a visit to the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. I have been to Scotland many times, and this proved to be the first of many more visits – almost annual from now on. My parents first took me when I was a child, and we went to Skye, and perhaps also to the Uists, though I don’t recall exactly. My next visit, under my own steam – in a Mazda 323 – was in 1995, when Luke and I visited Edinburgh, Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness, paid a toll to drive over the new bridge to Skye, and went to Mull and my first visit to Lochbiue, and to Iona. In 2001 I went with Jan for my first trip to Lewis, where we spent a week in a little cottage on the main road up from the ferry port on Harris, and spent almost every day at Callanais Stone Circle.
On this trip, in 2005, I went to Skye, and returned to Mull, to again visit Lochbuie and Iona.