Just some final oddments from our Scottish driving tour before I sign off this photo album.
I saw this moss-festooned gravestone with its inverted dove in the graveyard of Grace Darling, the famous maritime heroine.
I've often wondered what happened to Candy and Andy, those strange dolls used by Gerry Anderson's Century 21 pictured here eating ice-cream!
Well they may well be here in this shop window in Braemar dressed in their best highland tartans!
What do you think?
How about some centuries old graffiti?
This was part of a bunch of scribbles scrawled into the walls of Braemar castle.
The guide told us they were made by soldiers in the 1700's stationed in the castle and bored stiff.
Here's a shot of our final accommodation, over the border in England. This fine old huge and isolated Northumbrian farmhouse was a real gem, brimming with ancient and eerie charm. Straight out of a ghost story! The full cooked breakfast was to die for!
and finally, as a footnote to our summer tour in Scotland, a big country reminiscent of the splendour and beauty of Tolkien's Middle Earth, messing about with my phone I snapped a negative image that reminded me of an old LP I used to have, Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings!
Have you heard this old LP readers?