The back of the Marriott Dalmahoy. The hotel purchased a beautiful old estate and turned the mansion into the hotel and the grounds into two 18 hole golf courses. Turn around on the spot and this is what you see:
One of the courses at the Marriott Dalmahoy. Terry was anxious to get out there! Unfortunately for us both, the weather was not the best, rainy. It got better later.
I started out indoors at the zoo. Edinburgh Zoo has a very good reputation, they have a big research program. They have a lot of monkeys, many of which had young babies. I had my camera all ready with the big lens on. Unfortunately, some time early in the day, I changed the setting on the camera without realizing it, as I was taking it in and out from under my coat to protect it from the rain. I learned a valuable lesson, as I don't tend to look at the LCD display as often as I should, so I didn't realize that the camera had been changed to "manual" (with no settings!) until MUCH later. Most of my pictures were ruined - some of which I could tell would have been really good. I had spent quite a bit of time at an outdoor monkey enclosure with great access, lots happening and lots of babies - all of those pictures were useless. Oh well! Could have been much worse, could have happened for the Royal Wedding!!
I did get a few decent pictures though.
Barbary Macaques again, could be a little sharper but I really love the expression on the baby's face. So cute and so human.
My favourite shot. A Victoria Crowned Pigeon. They are big, the size of a female turkey, and really beautiful.
Chimpanzee contemplating life.
Next, the final Scotland post: Scotland - The Dogs!