Anybody who knows me, knows I am a big Beatles fan! And by extension, I am a big Paul McCartney fan, too. So after I learned that I was going to Campbeltown, in the Mull of Kintyre, I was beside myself excited that I would be visiting the inspiration of Sir Paul’s song of the same name, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFRcMYjut4o.
I discovered the week I would be in Scotland, Sir Paul would be touring in America. No biggie, I really did not expect to meet him, anyway. I would just have to be content to do a drive by of his High Park Farm. My host, Callum, from the Feorlin Guest House was gracious enough to take for a drive up the hills to see it from a distance. Off in the horizon is the farm -> http://twitpic.com/cqdhu5
So imagine my surprise, as we took off from the Campbeltown Airport, and flew over the peninsula, that I saw a familiar looking stone cottage, http://twitpic.com/crshuk. I had found the website http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/paul-mccartneys-house-6/ that gave me the familiar view that I was able to identify from the plane.
Thank you Campbeltown, the rolling hills and friendly people made this a trip of a lifetime. I can only hope they will carry me back to the Mull of Kintyre.