Ever since I saw this tiny lighthouse from the window of the Jacobite cruise ship, I wanted to paint it. Once the smallest manned lighthouse in the UK, the Bona Lighthouse on the Caledonian Canal kept ships safe with a single paraffin lamp in a bedroom window. Today the building has been restored and converted into a holiday house, room here […]

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a boat ride on Loch Ness. This impressing 23-mile long fresh water loch is a mile wide and 700 feet at it’s deepest point. Our cruise ship is named after Jacobitism, a political movement in Great Britain and Ireland that aimed to restore the Roman Catholic Stuart […]

On my travels with the writing group we spent a day in Inverness.  Inverness is the governing body of the highlands and where the River Ness begins. Laura and I walked along the river to the botanical gardens, where because of the cooler weather in the highlands, the azaleas and rodidendrons were still in bloom. After […]