"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - Yogi Berra
We made it back from Scotland. And Scotland is just as beautiful as remembered and the locals are just as friendly. It’s a fine country and I am proud to have Scottish ancestry (from my mother’s side …Morrisons they were.)
The only problem is “Cus Luchd-Tadhail” : Too Many Visitors. I’m not sure the locals would all agree with that. Tourism is big business in Scotland and employs a lot of people. It is absolutely essential to those living up in the Highlands. But it’s a mixed blessing just as it is in all popular tourist destinations.
Will I ever go back to Scotland? Perhaps if I live long enough and remain healthy. But first we want to visit Italy, Spain and Germany while we can. And there are lots of places in North America I want to visit or re-visit before it’s too late. The Holy Land used to be on my bucket list, but I know it too suffers from “Too Many Visitors”. I think I would prefer to keep tourist-free images in my mind.