Scotland 7: Day 15

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03.16.19 | Iona Pod | 16:34

The trip to Iona was incredibly beautiful! I boarded a bus in Tobermory and had to switch to another bus in Craignure. Then came the part of the trip where we drove the non-existent town of Torosay. The reason I bring this up is that this is one of the places that my ancestors came from. The town doesn’t really exist anymore, but my bus driver, a local, knew exactly where it was. There are still families in the area with the surnames of my ancestors. Sadly I’m just passing through. My aunt Pam asked me to take the time to search for “our people” wherever the keep the records. I’m guessing that would be back in Tobermory, but not sure. That search will have to be another trip, another year.

I finally shot some video… hope you enjoy!

The “pod” that I’m staying in is very, very small. There’s not room for much more than two beds and a shelf. The restroom/shower is at the family’s house- they keep the foyer unlocked for pod renters to have access. It’s a cozy little setup. The pod is nice and warm since it is double insulated and the owner has added a little wall heater. I was a bit worried, to be honest. This is Scotland in March, after all.

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