Monday, January 25, 2016

Robbie Burns Day

The plaque marking where Robbie Burns sat down to write.
It's "Robbie Burns Day" because the Scottish poet was born on January 25, 1759.
Dwayne and I went to Scotland in May of 2010. It was a delightful surprise to discover the town of Aberfeldy where we'd booked to stay for my 40th birthday has a special connection to the poet.

We went canoeing on my birthday, out of Loch Tay, and after about 30 minutes, our guide took us to shore at the  Taymouth pub for coffees with a wee dram in them, to chase away the dampness. On the wall above the fireplace is the actual poem Robbie Burns wrote about the Birks of Aberfeldy.

The statue of Robbie Burns overlooking the birks (Scottish for beech trees).
Bonie lassie, will ye go,
Will ye go, will ye go,
Bonie lassie, will ye go
To the birks of Aberfeldy! 

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