It’s a Harry Potter Day!

We woke up to a rain and winds and this was the day we were to take the ferry to Mallaig to get the Harry Potter train. Unfortunately it was too windy and the smaller ferry that we were to take was cancelled. Our amazing bus chauffeur, Simon said he would drive us there to get the train. Awesome! I admit that I would be rather disappointed if we didn’t make the train.

We made it with time to spare and even with enough to grab some hot soup!

I must thank Google photos for their fabulous shot. It was too rainy for me to get any pictures that would be anything close to this.

We were riding the Jacobite Steam Train from Mallaig to Fort William. I was immersed in the history of Harry Potter while in Scotland and I must admit that I never read a book or saw one of the movies! I did buy a t-shirt that says 9 3/4 and I get so many comments on it. Maybe I should ask Santa for a Harry Potter book?!

Beautiful scenery! I was sitting on the wrong side of the train to really get the best views.

My sistah Meredith Willett, my seat mate was taking pictures! It was a very fun ride and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

It was over all too quickly and soon Simon would whisk us away in our coach as we head for our last stay at the Perle Oban, home of Oban Scotch Whiskey.

When in Oban, I of course ordered an Oban Scotch, neat!

There was no stitching today! Tomorrow would be another exciting day as we tour the Dunollie Castle and view the original slips of embroidery that inspired our pieces.

There are only 3 nights left in this beautiful country of Scotland. I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by! I am going to try and finish up by Thanksgiving, or maybe not?! The kids are napping right now, so they gave me a chance to write. No guarantees what the next nights will bring.

Miss Meow loves jumping up on my shoulder and sitting there or even across the back of my shoulders as she is here. It is challenging to get a picture of them together unless they’re curled up!

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

2 thoughts on “It’s a Harry Potter Day!

  1. So jealous you got to ride the Harry Potter train. Did the platform sign read 9-3/4? My grandson is into Harry right now so am re-reading the books. Have thoroughly enjoyed your travelogue. Wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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