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Eilean Donan Castle

Yesterday, 29th of May, was spent learning more history and some myths about Scotland. We visited a cool castle, 'Eilean Donan', that was attacked by the Vikings and the English. It is still used to this day by a family that put the pieces back together after the English half destroyed it with dynamite.

We headed to Isle Of Skye (an Island) where we heard a story about a magical river and the local Faerries (the local magical small people) that help make a Clan Chief's daughter beautiful after an unfortunate accidient. The story over we all tried to use the same river for similar effects. We then made our way to our hostle that was in the middle of no where, but it did have a great view of the ocean.

Today, 30th of May, started with myths similar to yesterday. Stories about fighting Giants, and stories about the cruelty of the magical Faerries. We did a bush walk that took us to a very deep gorge that was flooded with water due to the rain over the last few days. We ended the day in Ullapool where we ended up at a local bar having some drinks and watched Scotland play football.

 

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Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle
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