Castles & Haggis & Rain: A Circle of SCOTLAND Hello, again – It’s me, skyguy. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience some spectacular parts of the world from the seat of a motorcycle, and I’ve developed a few simple criteria for selecting an international destination for a motorcycle trip: 1. It should have amazing jagged mountain scenery, as well as ocean-side riding, preferably in the same day. 2. Some form of English would be nice, if available. 3. Country name must end in “-land.” New Zealand was my first big trip. Then Iceland. Exotic Maryland. And last summer, Canada-land. The next logical choice: SCOTLAND. (Sorry, Swaziland, you gave it a good run) Rugged mountain vistas? Check. Seaside riding? Yep. Some form of English? Aye. Plus they make good booze and tape. Let’s do this. This turned out to be a great trip, with some unfortunate annoyances attached at either end. I’ll keep the annoyances to a minimum, because nobody wants to read about that. But they were a part of the adventure, and since they happened to ME instead of to YOU, you’ll probably just be amused by the whole thing. I’m still sorting thru the photos, but here are a few teasers. More to come!